Tinker v. Des Moines School District Teacher Resources
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New Review The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After reviewing the document, class members will break into groups and act out scenarios involving the primary concepts related to each of the first ten amendments.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Say That Again!
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.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Students and Freedom of Expression
Should schools restrict students' freedom of expression? Expert groups examine one of six primary source documents and then engage in a jigsaw discussion of this hot-button topic. Individuals then craft an expository essay, taking a position on the topic and citing evidence from the documents.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 54 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
School Board Meeting on Mandatory School Uniforms
Should the school district implement a mandatory school uniform policy? After reading a series of primary and secondary source documents, class members are assigned roles and engage in a mock school board meeting about the question. Included in the packet is a sample essay, rubric, and the documents.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Words That Hold Court
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.
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 40 Downloads
The Supreme Court: Case Summaries
Students review case summaries. In this case summary lesson, students examine case summaries and opinions. Groups of students discuss each opinion and write their own opinion of the decision. Groups present their brief to the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Where Do Student Press Rights Start … and Stop?
Students discover their First Amendment Rights. In this law and government lesson, students examine the regulations that affect their freedom of speech as they investigate several Supreme Court cases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
The Bill of Rights
Students examine the intent Bill of Rights. In this American government lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "The Bill of Rights." Students discuss and debate the 4 Supreme Court cases featured in the video.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
A Study of the First Amendment Rights in the Bill of Rights
Students become aware of the basic liberties of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition through study of Supreme Court cases. Student groups analyae some cases heard by the Supreme Court to further their understanding of the First Amendment.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
I Can’t Wear What?
Can schools ban t-shirts picturing musical groups or bands? Your young citizens will find out with this resource, which includes a summary of a United States Supreme Court case from the 1960s about a similar dispute over students wearing black armbands and protesting the Vietnam War.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All of this work is in preparation for a fish bowl discussion and timed essay.
10th - 12th Language Arts 77 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Should Students Have Free Speech?
Students consider the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. They examine some landmark cases supporting the freedom of speech and engage in a debate about the extent to which freedom of speech rights should apply to school students.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Supreme Court in Our Lives: Key Cases
Learners analyze Supreme Court decisions and their effect on students. They discuss current events realted to the U.S. Constitution and review cases that impact learners. They identify each case with its facts, issues, and arguments.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Freedom of Expression in Special Places
Students identify at least three places presenting First Amendment problems. They analyze how the First Amendment applies to school newspapers. Students argue for and against limiting First Amendment rights in school. They analyze th judicial decision making process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Individual Rights -- Freedom of Speech at School
Young scholars examine their individual rights at a public school. In groups, they identify the most common ways of expressing themselves and why they should limit their speech in public. They compare and contrast two cases in which they identify the main issues presented.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads