Addressing Gun Violence: Lesson Plans and Resources
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Gun Violence Lesson Plans: Understanding a Deadly Phenomenon
It seems as though we hear about a mass shooting every other day, however, in the age of COVID-19 when we've all been quarantined, people might assume that gun violence has decreased. Despite the fact that the nation is currently participating in quarantine procedures, researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently found that gun violence has actually increased in 2020 compared to 2019. What are the reasons for this? Read this article on their findings.
How else has COVID-19 affected gun violence in the United States? Read this article and explore how gun sales have spiked during the coronavirus pandemic.
This Share My Lesson collection explores facts, history, laws, and players on the issue of gun violence in the United States.
Gun Violence Lesson Plans, the Second Amendment and More
Find free K-12 lesson plans and resources for educators, school staff and community members. We will continue to evolve the collection as new resources become available.
- Explore the Safe Schools: Preventing Gun Violence collection for resources on trauma-sensitive practices, the scope of the problem, potential solutions, and youth activism on gun violence.
- Wear Orange weekend takes place this year on June 4-6. Help fight for a future free from gun violence.
- You may also want to explore a free course from Johns Hopkins: Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.
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School Safety: Preventing Gun Violence
What can your community do to end school gun violence in the United States?
Join our conversation on gun violence to share ideas on how you are discussing this issue in schools and what your community is doing to end school gun violence.