What are our fundamental freedoms? What is freedom in Christ? These printables and resources about freedom will help you explore all sorts of learning opportunities.
The First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
When I think of freedom I think of a few things and our 1st Amendment rights are right up there at the top of my list.
Freedom is a concept that has graced our nation in various forms throughout history. The 1st Amendment has shaped those various forms. Here are some resources to help you teach about 1st Amendment freedoms in your homeschool.
Grab these printables & resources about freedom to share with your kids.
What is Freedom? | Education.com
Celebrate Freedom Worksheet | Twibies.com
F is for Freedom | Education.com
Celebrate Freedom Activity Resource Pack | Over he MoonBow
Freedom & Fruit- FREE Coloring Page | Stevie Doodles
First Amendment Rights | USHistory.org
First Amendment Sort (Social Studies Interactive Notebook) | Bow Tie Guy and Wife
1st Amendment Scenarios – You Decide! | Robert Allen
PPT 1st Amendment Rights | Rebecca Simpson
Celebrate Freedom Bible Verse FREE Posters | Upper Elementary Bible Lessons
FREE-Themed Printable (2 Corinthians 3:17) | Satisfaction Through Christ
Freedom of speech
“Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech.”
What Does Free Speech Mean? | United States Courts
Freedom of Speech and of the Press Lesson Plans | Free Speech Week
Freedom of press
The freedom of the press is the right to report news or circulate opinion without censorship from the government.
1st Amendment- Freedom of the Press | Clint Wilson
Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech Case Studies | Joe History
Freedom of religion
A freedom of religion instructs that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all.
Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24 | Social Studies MegaStore
History and Government: Freedom of Religion (1st amendment) PowerPoint | The PBL Professor
First Amendment – Freedom of Religion FREE Worksheets | Matt Schweinberg
True freedom is in Christ:
The main thing my mind focuses on when I think of freedom lies in our freedom in Christ. Sometimes that is really confusing to me.
I grew to know the Lord in a really legalistic church. So, freedom in Christ was foreign to me and I still have issues with it.
I am reminded of what Christ says about freedom in Him. Jesus promised us freedom, He came to proclaim it. He said in John 8:36, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Jesus was freeing us to live for Him. I don’t think people really understand until they fully grasp who He is. He freed us to walk with Him and to be the people that He created us to be.
It seems completely counter-intuitive, but obeying Christ creates freedom. When I obey the Lord the pressure is released. Obeying Christ brings peace and calm and understanding that surpasses anything else.
How could we not share the knowledge of this with our children?
Here are some resources to help.
Freedom in Christ | Sweet to the Soul
FREE Lesson – Freedom in Christ | Creative teaching Ideas
Freedom Bible Verse FREE Copywork | The Crafty Classroom
Elementary and Preteen Bible Game: Freedom in Christ | Children’s Ministry
“Freedom in Christ” Craft Ideas | Ministry-to-Children
FREE Freedom in Christ Scripture Writing Plan | Coffee with Starla
Freedom in Christ Activities (All Ages) | Focus on the Family
Teaching Christian Kids About Freedom | Parenting Like Hannah
A Fight for Freedom in Christ | Lifeway
Freedom in Christ Lesson One Of Two – Jesus Came To Conquer All Sin! | Family Discipline Me
10 Day Bible Reading Plan on Freedom | Blossom in Faith
FREE Bible Reading Plan – Freedom in Christ Study | JoDitt Designs
Galatians 5:13 -18 tells us what freedom in Christ means.
“My brothers and sisters, you were chosen to be free. But don’t use your freedom as an excuse to live under the power of sin. Instead, serve one another in love. The whole law is fulfilled by obeying this one command. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” If you say or do things that harm one another, watch out! You could end up destroying one another.”
“So I say, live by the Holy Spirit’s power. Then you will not do what your desires controlled by sin want you to do. The desires controlled by sin do not want what the Spirit delights in. And the Spirit does not want what the desires controlled by sin delight in. The two are at war with each other. That’s why you are not supposed to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the authority of the law.”
This freedom is like no other, it surpasses what our brains can comprehend. It doesn’t mean we can go on sinning as many people think these days. Let’s pray that this is so imprinted in our children’s hearts so much that it becomes a part of who they are.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!