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Bell Ringer: Tinker v. Des Moines- The Decision in the Case

Tinker v. Des Moines- The Decision in the Case

In discussing the 1969 landmark Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth Tinker, a petitioner in the case, spoke about how she found out about the decision. A clip of a CBS broadcast of Walter Cronkite explaining the ruling is also shown.

Description

In discussing the 1969 landmark Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth Tinker, a petitioner in the case, spoke about how she found out about the decision. A clip of a CBS broadcast of Walter Cronkite explaining the ruling is also shown.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How did Walter Cronkite characterize the Tinker decision?
  • What aspects of the Supreme Court's opinions (majority and dissenting) did Cronkite highlight in his report?
  • How did Mary Beth Tinker's understanding of the decision change over time?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Decision
    • Dissenting Opinion
    • Justice Hugo Black
    • Protest
    • Substantial Disruption

    Topics

    Supreme Court Cases

    Grades

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