In this lesson, students will brainstorm about what they can do to encourage the US government to enact stricter gun-control laws, and they will take action by engaging with the means of communication closest to them, and by getting in touch with their peers and political representatives. With what seems to be an increase in the frequency of mass shootings in the US, students have plenty of thoughts and reactions.
Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.
Play the video clips for your students, which cover the immediate aftermath of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. White House Press Secretary Jay Carneys addresses reporters following the shooting, President Barack Obama's address the nation at Newtown, Connecticut.