Tinker v. Des Moines

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Author:  Annenberg Classroom

Based on¬†Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, a landmark case about students’ right to free speech, this game launches students on a journey to the U.S. Supreme Court. Along the way are mini-games and challenges that teach about the First Amendment, the Tinker case, legal concepts and how the federal courts work.


  • Students will learn about the landmark case of Tinker v. Des Moines.
  • Students will learn about the First Amendment, including the history and meaning of the Amendment.
  • Students will learn about the judicial system for Constitutional challenges.


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