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Bell Ringer: Tinker vs Des Moines

Tinker v. Des Moines

John Tinker talks about events leading up to this Supreme Court case that involved him and his sister Mary Beth Tinker as well as its legacy.

Description

John Tinker talks about events leading up to this Supreme Court case that involved him and his sister Mary Beth Tinker as well as its legacy.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the Tinker family's experiences living in Atlantic, Iowa and Des Moines, Iowa that led to their expulsion from each community.
  • Explain what John Tinker means when he says he had a "rich childhood."
  • How did the idea to wear armbands as a way to protest emerge?
  • For what two reasons did the students decide to wear the armbands in school?
  • Describe the reaction among school officials regarding this action.
  • What action did students take?
  • Explain the steps that were taken as the case made its way to the Supreme Court.
  • Explain the significance of this case as it relates to students' rights to speech and expression in school.
  • What is the Tinker Standard?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • American Friends Services Committee
    • Appeal
    • Civil Liberties Union Truancy
    • Divisive
    • Freedom Of Expression
    • Operation Rolling Thunder
    • Quakers
    • Vietnam War

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesConstitutional FoundationEducationSupreme Court CasesU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity