Gun Control

This Gun Control handout & reference also includes:

According to some estimates, there are more guns than people in the United States. Learners decide if America should enact more gun control laws. They analyze information about gun deaths in the United States by year, read about the average American gun owner, and explore the constitutional right to bear arms. They also watch videos and read viewers' comments about the gun control debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students practice giving a two-minute speech to a partner who serves as a mirror, mimicking the speaker's actions 
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains sensitive subject matter
  • Actual time needed for research and preparation varies 
  • Requires computers, headphones, and Internet to use the debate topic website
Pros

  • Includes a wealth of information with source biographies and footnotes 
  • Colorful charts, graphs, and infographics make information more accessible 
Cons

  • None