Gun Control Debate – Lesson Plan

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English: This is a box of “COP Killer” ammunition often talked about in the liberal media to facilitate further gun control measures. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Students will form a position about arming teachers in schools, write their local representatives about the gun control debates and conduct a survey of their community regarding gun control issues.

View the video Gun-Control and the White House by the Guardian

Discussion Guide

Lesson Plan 1- Teachers and Guns

Objective:  Students will form a position on the issue of arming teachers and write a persuasive essay

Lesson Plan 2- Gun Control and Congress

Objective:  Students will write their local representatives about the current gun control debates

Lesson Plan 3- Conducting a Survey

Objective:  Students will work in groups to create survey questions, conduct survey and track results

21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness
Civic Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Work Creatively With Others
Make Judgments and Decisions
Solve Problems
Communicate Clearly
Collaborate with Others
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Be Flexible
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Produce Results
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others

Additional Resources:
Gun (National Rifle Association)
Gun Control by Fox News
Gun Control by State by USA Today
International Gun Laws by PBS

Additional Library Resources:


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