02-22-2018 08:38 AM - edited 02-22-2018 10:25 AM
When you talk with students about the events at the Parkland High School you'll want to go beyond just saying how terrible it was. Here are some suggestions for questions that might get students thinking more deeply about the event:
And of course, we should encourage our students to obtain some research on this topic so that they know they should have data to back up their opinions.
It's going to be hard for us professors to talk with our students about this horrible event. We here in the Faculty Community wish you well with whatever approach you decide to take with your students and would of course, be interested in hearing how it went for you.
03-04-2018 07:32 AM
Thank you for suggesting these difficult questions for discussion with students. Some others: Is there anything teachers can do right now besides talking? Why are many people adamantly in favor owning these weapons? Can their minds be changed? Guns are big business and money influences legislators. But drugs are big business too. Why can't we outlaw these weapons like heroin? Big pharma's opioids took the place of heroin. Prohibition didn't work. Would the same thing happen with guns?