In Argument Wars, students try out their persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer plays their competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins!

Landmark 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 (produced in cooperation with The Harlan Institute)
Texas v. Johnson

Argument Wars Extension Pack

Activities and teaching tools to reinforce key game concepts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Analyze the arguments and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Evaluate available support for an argument to assess whether reasoning is sound and support is relevant or irrelevant
  • Recognize the significance of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent in deciding cases