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iCivics – “Argument Wars” game and “Extension Pack”

Posted By Filiz Yargici On September 11, 2017 @ 2:04 am In | Comments Disabled

From iCivics

Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins! 

Play the game: https://www.icivics.org/games/argument-wars [1]

Make your students’ game play more meaningful with activities designed specifically for Argument Wars. 

Go to Argument Wars Extension Pack: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/new-argument-wars-extension-pack [2]

Lesson Objectives:

• Explore the nature of court cases about constitutional rights

• Analyze the kinds of support used to argue a constitutional rights case

• Identify appropriate arguments for landmark Supreme Court cases

Cases include:

  • Bond v. United States
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
  • In Re Gault
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • New Jersey v. T.L.O.
  • Snyder v. Phelps 
  • Texas v. Johnson


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[1] https://www.icivics.org/games/argument-wars: https://www.icivics.org/games/argument-wars

[2] https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/new-argument-wars-extension-pack: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/new-argument-wars-extension-pack

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