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A discussion of the Supreme Court’s Opinion of Tinker v. Des Moines generates a discussion of the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. Although the key elements of this lesson are based on a video that is not included, the activities suggested are sure to engage the interest of your class.
Students research legal terminology used in the Supreme Court. In this legal terminology lesson, students study a quote from President Obama about the Supreme Court. Students make a list of facts about the Supreme Court and the justices of the Supreme Court. Students research a case from 1965 and learn a series of legal terminology. Students work in groups to write case summaries and include the legal terms in the descriptions.
Students research the First Amendment to become aware of their rights and responsibilities in the school setting. In this First Amendment lesson plan, students complete various activities to identify their rights in school as an expanded lesson plan on the First Amendment.