Multcolib School Corps Picks Gun Control and Gun Rights
Annotation:Explores different views on guns by talking to teens around the country about how guns affect their lives, whether it's drive-by shootings, or 4-H gun clubs.
Annotation:The author, a psychologist, examines three types of young killers - psychopathic, psychotic, or traumatized, and goes over warning signs for parents and schools to watch for.
Annotation:Explores the gun lobby and its culture, the firearms industry and the struggle between gun control activists and firearms lobbyists.
Annotation:In Lethal Passage readers learn how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." Challenges the belief that gun ownship is part of the American character.
Annotation:What does happen when someone is shot? How effective are the use of hand guns? Why are so many shots fired at a shootout? Why don’t officers shoot a gun out of an assailant’s hands, or shoot him in the leg instead of killing him? What is it really like for an officer to pull his gun and fire?
Annotation:Using the 2008 legal case District of Columbia v. Heller , the author traces the history of gun rights in America, from the 2nd Amendment forward, exploring both sides of the issue.
Annotation:Is there a middle ground between the NRA's defense of the right to bear arms and the opposite view, of trying to get rid of the 300 million guns that Americans already own?
Annotation:After the Columbine school shootings, Michael Moore created this documentary film, exploring the roots of violence in the United States.
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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8. 4-9. For example: "Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts)," and "distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text." And ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10. 4-6. "Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts."