AP070404028170Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's online civics education initiative may be aimed at middle school students, but we at The Lookout are finding it irresistibly fun and informative.
In one online game, the student gets to be the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case over whether a school is allowed to prevent a student from wearing a band T-shirt in class. Kids can listen to different pairs of judges arguing questions like "Does political speech get more protection than cultural speech?" and "Is it better to allow more speech or less speech in schools?" The justices also discuss the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines School District (1969), which ruled that a student could wear an armband in protest of the Vietnam War because the symbolic protest qualified as protected speech.Read More »from Former Supreme Court Justice’s civics education site is strangely addicting