The Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That clause is the basis of the gun control debate today: should Americans still have the right to keep and bear arms? If so, what qualifies as “arms”?
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The Topic Guide is comprised of the Historical Brief, Narratives, and Contemporary Issues sections. Contemporary Issues in this module include…
Each section has a corresponding Google Document that you are free to edit, download, and distribute to your class.
Read up on History, explore and debate sub-topics, review partisan narratives, or engage your classroom with an activity.
An overview of the historical events, policies, and important terms.
Focus your classroom on the 5-8 most important sub-topics. Each contains a summary, narratives, and content to help you tackle these relevant issues head-on.
The history of topical partisan narratives and where those narratives stand today.
Structured lessons to further explore the topic with your students.
A collection of thought-provoking videos, podcasts, academic studies, news articles, and discussion questions.