This initiative allows students to explore a chapter of James Forman Jr.'s book, Locking Up Our Own. Students learn to better understand the origins of efforts to decrease gun violence and delve into current activism around the issue. Students can use the lessons to better understand gun debates of the past and today, informing their personal views about what they and others should do now.
The 10-day initiative culminates with students learning about the March for Our Lives Movement and a national contest to design a shoe.
The below resources are from last year. Updated materials for the 2021-22 school year will be added in advance of the initiative.
The semi-structured curriculum below is ready to be customized by teachers. We have provided a 10-day curriculum, of 30-minute lessons. Adjusting to meet your students' needs is strongly encouraged.
Please note: Slides are in google format, but can be downloaded in .ppt. All slides for days 1-10 are included here. All materials or handouts referenced are linked to in the individual google slides or teacher notes accompanying the slides.
To download the slides as Microsoft PPT, click here.
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