What Can We Do About Gun Control Laws in the US?

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.

Media

Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.

Lesson Plan

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.

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Lesson tags: Eleventh, English, Ninth, Social Networking, Social Studies, Television, Tenth

Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan Niall is a professor in the Department of Communication at Fairfield University and holds a Ph.D in Media and Communications. Niall is a well-traveled educator and has taught across the globe from Brazil to the UK. He has also worked in publishing, advertising and information systems in New York City. When he’s not teaching, Niall enjoys cooking, photography and spending time with his best friend and dog, Harry.