The Debate Over Gun Laws in the United States – An Introduction

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Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States. Learners use a structured conversation to engage around this controversy. Using a scaffolded conversation that relies on a reading and analysis of arguments for and against gun control, pupils dissect the topic. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the included readings to give class members an overview of the debate around gun control in the United States
  • Engage in a structured conversation about the gun control debate
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need to be able to work independently to have the conversation in the activity
Pros
  • Activity allows for the development of essential debate and discussion skills
  • Reading and argument breakdown provide a text in which to root the discussion
Cons
  • None