The Scientific Method, School Shootings, and Civic Action

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Students make connections 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 experience the connection between methods of scientific analysis and civic action. Next, students examine the history of school safety in this country, school related violence and death, and legislative efforts to improve school safety. Students then 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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