Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? Have you ever blogged a DBQ?

This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to guide your thinking on it. Each document should be used to address the question: “Evaluate the extent to which the First Amendment should protect symbolic speech, and the degree to which that protection should be guaranteed to students in public school.”

Check out our previous posts for a case background and document #1 and document #2, West Virginia v. Barnette.

Today’s document is a picture – Number 3:

“Vietnam War Protesters Outside the White House,” 1965

Think about it:

What is the message of these protestors?  How does this image impact your opinion about the key question: “Evaluate the extent to which the First Amendment should protect symbolic speech, and the degree to which that protection should be guaranteed to students in public school.”

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Check back each week to see the next document and how it might change your thinking on this important question that affects all public school teachers and students in the U.S.!

Posted in A More Perfect Blog, Tinker v. Des Moines DBQ


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