On This Day: March For Our Lives Rally

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which took the lives of 17 innocent victims inspired more young activists to take up a cause. Academics learn how the March For Our Lives agenda was formed from this tragic event and how they can participate. The engaging resource shares a speech from the founder and his efforts to prevent further tragedies in schools. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the March For Our Lives Rally to other political movements 
  • Have pupils write short essays on ways they can help to prevent school shootings 
Classroom Considerations
  • A free C-SPAN Classroom account is required to access the material, or use the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • The topic of mass shooting may be sensitive for some learners 
  • 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
  • Content is relevant to high school learners 
  • Provides an opportunity to discuss the Second Amendment and gun violence 
Cons
  • None