The Scientific Method, School Shootings, and Civic Action

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This lesson provides students the opportunity to learn the connection between scientific method of thinking and the rights of the American democracy established by the Constitution regarding civic action. Integrating scientific thinking with civic content, students will experience the connection between methods of scientific analysis and civic action. Students will examine the history of school safety in this country, school related violence and death, and legislative efforts to improve school safety. Using Library of Congress resources and other relevant resources, students will generate questions, draw conclusions and develop their own plan to use data for civic action.

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Middle School


Civics, Science


60 minutes.


civic action, school safety, school shootings, school violence, scientific method


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