Background

How Student Survivors Are Fueling a Gun-Control Movement - YouTube

How Student Survivors Are Fueling a Gun-Control Movement – YouTube (5:30)https://youtu.be/V5V2TVPHjkMIn the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, student survivors have started a movement for greater gun control.

A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more - The Washington Post

A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-loud-new-voice-after-the-latest-school-shooting-kids-wanting-to-know-why-adults-hadnt-done-more/2018/02/15/48b3903e-1298-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html?utm_term=.9c2db8e20709Online and on air, students called for political leaders to do more to prevent future attacks.

CNN Explains: The 2nd Amendment - YouTube

CNN Explains: The 2nd Amendment – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/BDv1qFBJh1oCNN’s Jeffrey Toobin helps us understand the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment.                                                       ..

Warm-up

20 Years of School Shootings

20 Years of School Shootings (1:33)http://www.wsj.com/video/20-years-of-school-shootings/68473965-DFBC-47D8-8BEE-AF8CFBEC7AB1.htmlSince 1998, there have been more than a dozen shootings at kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools that resulted in multiple deaths. These are some of the victims.                    …

 Song

GUN BLESS AMERICA - JS Houle ft. Virginie Fortin - YouTube

GUN BLESS AMERICA – JS Houle ft. Virginie Fortin – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/eUembNyodAo“This song was written several years ago,” says Jean-Sébastien Houle, “but the issue is as sadly relevant today as it was then.”

Vocabulary

Fire Arm Parts

Firearms tutorial

Lesson Plans

News English Lessons | ESL Lesson Plans | School Shootinghttp://www.newsenglishlessons.com/0903/090311-german_school_shooting.htmlIn Germany something terrible happened at a school. An old student of the school went back and killed 15 students and teachers. (Yr 7)

ESL Lesson Plan on Gun Violence - Breaking News English Lesson

ESL Lesson Plan on Gun Violence – Breaking News English Lessonhttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/1802/180227-gun-violence.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 27-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Gun Violence – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events. (Yr 8-9)

The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History and Today - The New York Times

The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History and Today – The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/learning/lesson-plans/the-power-to-change-the-world-a-teaching-unit-on-student-activism-in-history-and-today.htmlHow much of a difference can young people make in addressing the problems our society faces? What makes their voices uniquely powerful?

Reading

How Parkland Teens Are Leading the Gun Control Conversation | Time

How Parkland Teens Are Leading the Gun Control Conversation | Timehttp://time.com/longform/never-again-movement/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_twitterThese students promise to vote out the old if they don’t listen to the young

Anguished Tweets from Florida School-Shooting Survivors - The Atlantic

Anguished Tweets from Florida School-Shooting Survivors – The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/parkland-shooting-teen-survivor-tweets-righteous-anger/553634/?utm_source=feedStudents have mourned and rallied the public after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead. (Yr 8-9)

Columbine Shooting - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Columbine Shooting – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.comhttp://www.history.com/topics/columbine-high-school-shootingsFind out more about the history of Columbine Shooting, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. (Yr 8-9)

The Columbine Massacre School Shooting April 20, 1999

The Columbine Massacre School Shooting April 20, 1999https://www.thoughtco.com/columbine-massacre-1779624On April 20, 1999, in the town of Littleton, Colorado, high-school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, enacted an assault on Columbine High School. (Yr 8-9)

Nikolas Cruz: Depressed loner 'crazy about guns' - BBC News

Nikolas Cruz: Depressed loner ‘crazy about guns’ – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43067530Students at the school described Nikolas Cruz, 19, as an “outcast” known for making threats. (Yr 8-9)

Listening

Texas Students Can Bring Guns to College

Texas Students Can Bring Guns to College https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/texas-students-can-bring-guns-to-college/3446102.htmlIf you go to college at a state college in Texas, you can now carry a concealed handgun. There are some limitations, such as no guns permitted at sporting events. Supporters say the new law gives people rights to stop a shooter before he or she kills more people. Audio (3:52) with the transcript from VOA 

Program Trains Teachers, Students to Deal with School Shootings

Program Trains Teachers, Students to Deal with School Shootingshttps://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/school-shooting-simulation/4192418.htmlAlthough it is designed as a video game, the EDGE training program is meant to train students and teachers how to react if a shooting takes place. The goal is to save lives. A video (2:18) and an audio (4:30) with the transcript from VOA 

Viewing

Passionate Speech By Marjory Stoneman Douglas Student Emma Gonzalez At Anti-Gun Rally - YouTube

Passionate Speech By Marjory Stoneman Douglas Student Emma Gonzalez At Anti-Gun Rally – YouTube (12:05)https://youtu.be/PQPr3iMTL98Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland high school where 17 people were killed, calls out President Trump and the NRA at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale.

Texas students can now bring guns to class - BBC News

Texas students can now bring guns to class – BBC News (0:32)http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36949971/texas-students-can-now-bring-guns-to-classA new law means students in Texas can now take their guns to class. What do you think? Discuss. 

Evan - YouTube

Evan – YouTube (1:48) https://youtu.be/A8syQeFtBKcAs the school year winds down, one student finds himself starting an unexpected relationship. Includes an unexpected message.       

 

Inside Story Americas - What fuels the love for guns in the US? - YouTube

Inside Story Americas – What fuels the love for guns in the US? – YouTube (25:01)https://youtu.be/Jp4N1Gwx_nA In this first episode of our Inside Story Americas special series, Guns, Culture and Crime in the US, we look at why the debate over gun control is so polarised.  B1-B2 (Yr 9+)

 

Guns With History - YouTube

Guns With History – YouTube (3:27)https://youtu.be/1nAfWfF4TjMStates United To Prevent Gun Violence opens a “gun store” in NYC as a hidden camera social experiment to debunk safety myths. Every gun has a history.

Dear Mom and Dad- get to work saving my life! - YouTube (3:49)

Dear Mom and Dad- get to work saving my life! – YouTube (3:49)https://youtu.be/TBhdMHsDFOUA plea from our kids… Enough is enough. Please share this important message. Read the msgs on the screen.

Gun Logic - YouTube

Gun Logic – YouTube (1:42)https://youtu.be/SIP7EOR-638Now the United States is nearing the point of one mass shooting incident per day and there are enough firearms to give every single person in the country. Satire!  B1-B2 (Yr 9+)
Parkland Student vs NRA ad (1:30)https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1876366089328568/This Parkland student was fed up with the NRA’s advertisement so she made her own version. (via Brut)

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: GUN CONTROL

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: GUN CONTROLhttps://esldiscussions.com/g/gun_control.htmlESL Discussions: Free worksheet and online activity on Gun Control.

Gun Control & The Newtown School Shooting (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Gun Control & The Newtown School Shooting (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)http://www.englishcurrent.com/gun-control-lesson-plan-advanced-esl/ Gun Control Lesson Plan (ESL): AdvancedBackground: B1-B2 (Yr 9+)

Worksheets

The Pros and Cons of Gun Control - Absolutenglish

The Pros and Cons of Gun Control – Absolutenglishhttp://absolutenglish.free.fr/?The-Pros-and-Cons-of-Gun-ControlThe Pros and Cons of Gun Control The drawing Here can be a good start to tackle the issue of gun control. Download the .pdf worksheet found in the text.

Interactive

English Language Study Quiz – Firearms / Guns

More Materials

In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony - BBC News

In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43231638Hundreds of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church members get their guns blessed in Pennsylvania (Yr 8-9)

America's gun culture in 10 charts - BBC News

America’s gun culture in 10 charts – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081Charts explaining some of the key statistics behind gun ownership and attacks linked to guns in the US.

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