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Bell Ringer: Tinker v. Des Moines- The Day of the Protest

Tinker v. Des Moines- The Day of the Protest

In discussing the 1969 landmark Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth and John Tinker, petitioners in the case, described their decision to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. They retraced the events of the day that they protested.

Description

In discussing the 1969 landmark Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth and John Tinker, petitioners in the case, described their decision to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. They retraced the events of the day that they protested.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe Mary Beth Tinker's experience on the day of the protest.
  • Describe John Tinker's experience on the day of the protest.
  • What were the consequences of the protests?

Additional Resource

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Armband
  • Conscience
  • Protest
  • Suspension
  • Tinker V. Des Moines
  • Vietnam War

Topics

Supreme Court Cases

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity