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Bell Ringer: Morse v Frederick: The "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" Supreme Court Case

Morse vs. Frederick

Author James Foster talked about the events that lead to the Supreme Court case "Morse vs. Frederick."

Description

Author James Foster talked about the events that lead to the Supreme Court case Morse vs. Frederick. In this case, students were punished for presenting a size that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" at an off-campus school-sponsored event.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the events that occurred on the day of the Olympic torch run that led to the Morse v. Frederick case.
  • What actions did the school take in response to the students' sign?
  • What Constitutional arguments did the students make?
  • How did the Supreme Court rule in this case? How did this ruling relate to the Tinker v. Des Moines case?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Bong Hits 4 Jesus
    • First Amendment
    • Free Speech
    • Olympics
    • Student Rights
    • Tinker V. Des Moines

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesEducation

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School