Deliberation Materials: Assault Weapons

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Should the federal government pass an assault weapons ban? This activity includes a deliberation reading and glossary, as well as accompanying handouts to give students additional information on the topic and to guide them through the deliberation process from planning to reflection.  

Deliberation teaches people how to discuss controversial issues by carefully considering multiple perspectives and searching for consensus. In preparation for deliberations, all participants read common, balanced background information on the issue. During the discourse, they offer arguments for each position on a contested public issue, first drawing from the text and then bringing in their own experiences. 

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    Great resources! Will use when teach the 2nd amendment

    Posted by Janet Mann on Mar 26th 2021

    I miss the leveled resources that used to be available.