ERIC Number: ED066390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Nine Men Plus. Supreme Court Opinions on Free Speech and Free Press. An Academic Game Simulation.
Gorden, William I.
The format of this text is dialogue--dialogue which involves formulating answers to knotty kinds of questions about free speech and free press which have worked their way to the Supreme Court. But it is a test meant to be played rather than read. Small groups within a classroom can simulate the Court's decision making process after minimal direction from the instructor. Or the whole class can debate and simulate a larger jury. The emphasis in the text is on the actual words of the justices who wrote the majority and dissenting opinions to the various First Amendment cases. The materials can serve as the basis for a whole course, or for a two- or three-week unit. Each simulation fits a normal classroom period. The cases within each division are chronologically arranged under one of six categories: 1) Academic Freedom; 2) Censorship; 3) Defamation and Libel; 4) Political Bissent; 5) Privacy; and 6) Provocation and Demonstration. Each case is briefly summarized and has ten exact quotations from the opinions (mostly anonymous) of the justices who heard it. The majority of cases are drawn from the past two decades. Complete instructions and materials required for playing the game are included in this book. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Citizenship, Civics, Civil Disobedience, Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Court Litigation, Democratic Values, Demonstrations (Civil), Dissent, Educational Games, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Journalism, Language Arts, Political Science, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Supreme Court Litigation
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