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Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes?
Learners examine the Second Amendment of the Constitution. They research and organize key arguments and other fundementals of gun control. They participate in a debate defending the wording of the Second Amendment.
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
While this lesson plan includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teaching About Guns And Gun Control
Students describe the main arguments offered by groups and organizations for and against gun control. They develop an informed position on the issue of gun control and read the article "Debating the Gun Issue." They examine the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Gun Control Issues | The Lowdown
The topic of gun control is vast, controversial, and difficult to introduce to students. This gem of a resource covers both sides of the issue and provides topic background, various multimedia and print resources, analysis questions, and...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Showdown on the Frontier
Especially critical following a series of shootings in schools, theaters, and religious buildings, it's safe to say that we need to evaluate the current laws on gun control. Eighth graders read a New York Times article in order to better...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
On the Edge and Under the Gun
Learners brainstorm ideas related to gun control and share with the class. in this gun control lesson plan, students research teacher approved websites related to gun control. Learners write a paper in groups on a self selected topic...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History
Watershed: Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown - NYTimes.com
This is a fairly neutral resource to facilitate exploration of the controversial topic of gun control. After a brief introduction by the teacher, the class reads an article on the issue and answers the guiding questions. When they...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed