Gun Violence and Next-Generation Coalitions

The Columbine Memorial's Wall of Healing


This lesson guides students in deepening understanding of civic action through a focus on the empowerment that citizens gain through building coalitions. During this lesson, students will explore the accomplishments of young people to help bring about changes through civic action. Referencing LOC Resources and sources of the Columbine school shooting, students will identify the potential of young people in creating positive change through civic action. Students will examine current problems or causes about which they are passionate and draft an action plan.

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Middle School


Civics, Social Studies


60-80 minutes.


civic action, civil conversation, coalitions, Columbine, gun violence, school shootings


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