Activities

Gun Control
Updated:
October 2, 2021
Published:
September 20, 2021
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Introduction Activity

LEARN
In-Class
 10 min

In this activity, students will be asked to find information from each section of the Civil Topic Brief and answer a series of short questions.

ACTIVITY WEIGHT

LIGHT / 2

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Court Conflict Activity

LEARN
In-Class
 45 min

The Court Conflict Activity gives students the opportunity to discuss a real case and the consequences of those decisions.  Students will all read the case facts.  Then, instructors will break students into three groups: Judge, Respondent, and Petitioner.  Students will elect representatives to argue their case and the judges will come to a verdict on how to proceed.

ACTIVITY WEIGHT

MODERATE / 3

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Policy Discussion Activity

LEARN
In-Class
30 min

The Policy Discussion Activity allows students to discuss a bill or policy that was proposed or enacted.  Students will all read the excerpt from H.R. 4296.  Then, students will break up into groups and work through the discussion questions together.  Before reading the section from H.R. 4296, the instructor should ask the class what the definition of an assault weapon is to provide a baseline for future discussion.

ACTIVITY WEIGHT

MODERATE / 3

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Self Analysis Activity

LEARN
In-Class
 15-30 min

The Self Analysis activity teaches students to inwardly reflect on their own policy positions and see arguments from the other side.  Students must read the left and right narratives in the Civil Gun Control Topic Brief.  Students should highlight/annotate which parts of both sections they most agree with.  Finally, teachers will lead a class discussion on what students have learned.

ACTIVITY WEIGHT

LIGHT / 2

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Source Analysis Activity

LEARN
In-Class
30 min

This activity analyzes data from Statista and Gun Violence Archive on mass shootings.  Students will find the sources of how these two organizations come to present their information.  

ACTIVITY WEIGHT

VERY HEAVY / 5

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