On This Day: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

When a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the tragedy gave birth to a new age of student activism. Using video from the March from our Lives and politicians scrambling to react to the crisis, individuals evaluate the reaction to the crisis of school shootings. Then, they decide what actions might help curb the violence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the videos to spark a conversation about student activism
  • Offer clips to stimulate a four-corners debate on the Second Amendment or gun control
Classroom Considerations

  • To use the video clips, create a free C-SPAN Classroom account or the use of the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Videos include speeches from young activists who led March for our Lives
  • Clips allow for discussion connecting activism to public policy
Cons