Think for Yourself … and Be Heard!

Understand Responsible Free Speech

Make History Every Day! is a nonpartisan, interfaith, intergenerational, multimedia course. Through testing the course, you will:

  • Improve your research skills through studying our Free Speech Storyline and Free Speech Archives and selecting a Free Speech Hero
  • Strengthen your critical thinking skills by reflecting on your own views, passions and values and examining your personal response to the views and issues of others
  • Refine your writing skills by creating blog posts that may be published on our Free Speech Blog and Free Speech Spotlight Blog
  • Develop your public speaking skills by learning how to speak about your views responsibly, whether it’s in your day-to-day lives or on social media
  • Learn about the technical aspects of filmmaking by judging Free Speech Films and discovering how filmmakers use their voice!

American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Online Course, Make History Every Day, teaches you how to think for yourself, discover your voice, speak out and be heard.

This interfaith, intergenerational, multimedia learning experience from American INSIGHT is designed to strengthen your knowledge of the origins of Free Speech, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. The course is a self-guided, deep dive through history that connects the core values of our nation to contemporary Free Speech FilmsTM and their directors from around the world.

Make History Every Day introduces students to powerful Free Speech Heroes, teaches them how to become a positive activist and helps them discover how global filmmakers are using their voices.

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

Here’s some feedback from a few people from around the world who have taken the course.

“One of the things that the course brings up, and it’s extremely necessary, is to make you actually reflect on many things. So not only about how you feel about yourself, but how you talk to others, how you can communicate, give your message to others. It makes you think a lot about who you are and why do you do the things you do, if there’s anything you should change about how you communicate,” – Diana Amaral, Brazil

“I’ve take the Make History Every Day course and I truly believe that it is the start of something really beautiful. I think that people who take the course will leave the course with more agency and more voice and feel more comfortable learning how to spread their knowledge to the outside world, whether it’s through writing, social media, or getting involved in their community. And I look forward to using the tools that I learned through the course in my everyday life as well.” – Kaylyn Stewart, Pennsylvania

“The course is about free speech, but there’s the link with all the filmmakers and being able to assess and evaluate and judge how other people are putting their message out through film. And I think that just being able to judge and assess, but then also critique it face-to-face and talk to people and be able to put your opinion out there.” – Carina Beenessere, England

Through Make History Every Day, students discover and receive exclusive access to American INSIGHT’s annual Free Speech Film Festival and its Award-Winning Free Speech FilmsTM.

American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Films TM capture the essential concerns of a global society. Each year, in its own unique way, the final Free Speech Award-winning film represents the core values of freedom of expression, human rights and the rule of law.

Free Speech Films