Compared to other wealthy nations, the U.S. has the highest rate of gun deaths. The big question is “Why?” Watch the video to learn why there’s not a lot of data on gun violence. Read the article for more on the history of the right to bear arms. Do you think more research would help prevent gun deaths? Use evidence from the video, article or another source to explain why or why not.
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. What do you want your elected officials to do about gun violence? Share your thoughts in any format you choose. It can be a video or audio letter, an infographic that makes your case, a poster, presentation or blog post. Be sure to use evidence to support your opinion on this issue. Upload a youtube or soundcloud link, image file or embed code into the Make & Share tab.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.