Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gun Violence Hits Very Close to Home: Let's Look at the Pros and Cons of Gun Control

In December of 2012, I posted 30 Resources to Help Students Cope with Tragedies. Last night, only five minutes from where I live, another incident occurred involving guns. A lone man entered the Westfield Mall in Paramus, NJ dressed all in black and carrying an assault weapon. The only person he killed was himself, but it once again brought up the topic of gun violence, and why anyone needs to own such a powerful weapon. If you discuss the topic of gun violence and gun control, here are some excellent sites:

2nd Amendment Teacher Resources-  867 resources from Lesson Planet; grades 5-12

C-Span Classroom Deliberations- lesson plan handouts include vocabulary sheet

Google Scholar- searches only scholarly or academic articles

Gun Control Lesson Plan- for grades 9-12 from Discovery Education

The Gun Debate- from PBS NewsHour

Gun Violence Prevention- Huffington Post articles

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Points of View- database included in the EBSCO subscription pov 

Political Cartoon Interpretation- does not specify age level, but my guess is 7-12

Pro-Con.org- covers 49 controversial

Pros and Cons of Gun Control- Prezi by Elizabeth Mathis

Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown- from the NY Times Learning Network

Times Topics- topic page collect news, reference and archival information, photos, audio and video files; goes back to 1981

Watershed: Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown- NY Times Learning Network lesson plan

Monday, November 4, 2013

Updated Presentation: You Suck at Powerpoint

The first version of this presentation was so well done, that I was surprised the creator did an update. After watching this, you will always think about how you should do your own presentations. Excellent job again, Jesse!


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