Gun Control

April 11, 2018
Gathering: Word Web Write #ENOUGH or #NEVERAGAIN on the board or chart paper and circle it.  Invite students to share their associations with the hashtag.  If necessary, elicit that these hashtags…
April 10, 2018
Gathering / Opening Ceremony   Project the wordcloud below on the white board or print it out and distribute, or distribute the image on this handout.  It is made up of hashtags connected to the…
March 13, 2018
  Gathering Display the photos below (or see this set of pdf handouts). Invite students to look closely at the photos then discuss:  What are these photos of?   What do you notice about the…
March 13, 2018
Ask students to read the information below, either silently or out loud.   Gun homicide rates are 25 times higher in the U.S. than in other wealthy countries. About 40,000  Americans die in gun-…
March 6, 2018
  Student Activism Web Ask students for their associations with the phrase "STUDENT ACTIVISM" and record their ideas graphically on a web chart. Making webs often stimulates creative thinking. To…
February 24, 2018
When we first heard the news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, we felt sickened, heartbroken, and exhausted.  Here was yet another tragic school shooting, this…
February 22, 2018
Gathering Share the following quote from the news this past week: “People say it’s too early to talk about it.  If you ask me, it’s way too late.” Invite students to consider what story in the…
December 8, 2015
NOTE TO PARENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS Because the issue of gun violence and mass shootings is in the news so frequently, young people are talking about it, which makes it an important issue to discuss with…
January 25, 2013
To The Teacher:  On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old named Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, armed with two semi-automatic pistols and an assault rifle. He then…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher:   When the founders of the United States approved the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what did they mean by it? On the one side are the National Rifle Association, other guns…