The Right to Bear Arms

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

Students today will be reading three Newsela articles to explore the issues around gun violence, gun rights and gun control. Students will explore both sides of the issue of gun control by researching and summarizing information and data found online. Students will also prepare for a classroom debate where they will be asked to take a stand for one side of the issue.

Today I am learningabout the different points of views regarding gun rights and gun control in the United States while learning the impact that gun laws have on people.

I know I understand whenI am able to explain to others what gun laws are, what gun rights activists claim and what gun control activists want. I will also be able to explain how the Constitution of the United States plays such an integral role in this controversy.

Students will be able toresearch the issues of gun laws, rights be able to write a short paper to support one side of the issue but be able to also understand the opposing side.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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