Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes?
Students 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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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
Cartoons for the Classroom: Tuscon Shootings
Approach the 2nd Amendment and gun laws through this political cartoon analysis handout, which outlines the tragedy of the 2011 shootings in Tuscon, Arizona in the context of gun control. Background information gives scholars access to 2...
9th - 12th 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
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