The Spirit of Democracy Challenge

For the Spirit of Democracy Challenge we would like you to write an opening statement for a debate responding to the question: “In times of adversity, is freedom of speech a help or a hindrance?”

You might be invited by your teacher to write your statement from one perspective, or to prepare a statement for each side of the argument. You might submit a written statement or be asked to record yourself making your speech. Please refer to your teacher for guidance as to which they would like you to do.

Your response to the question “In times of adversity, is freedom of speech a help or a hindrance?” might include some reflections on how, and to what extent, social media might help or hinder us in:

If you have completed some of the stations 1-6 your notes and worksheets from the different stations might be helpful in completing the challenge, so you may want to gather them together before you begin.



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