(22 minutes - Be sure to use your time wisely, please.)
Quote of the Day:
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Word of the Day:
audacious - adjective
1. disposed to venture or take risks
2. unrestrained by convention or propriety
3. invulnerable to fear or intimidation
We are interested in...
Mental health, psychology, gun control policy, working toward a common goal, the history of gun violence, learning to respectfully disagree with others, political conversation, school shootings and why they occur, why people want to own guns, navigating through huge mountains of data and learning to find meaning, learning to have a conversation with people who don't share our views.
We are concerned about...
Being attacked for our core values, how hot this topic is, how people will take our viewpoints, what parents will think of us at All School, this only having one outcome or one type of voice, getting too "political", being insensitive, being harmed while at school or in a public place.
To put it simply... if only gun owners had voted, President Trump would have won 49 states in the 2016 election. Conversely, if only non gun owners had voted, Secretary Clinton would have taken 49 states.
What does that stark divide say about the role gun ownership has in political identity?
IDENTITY Discussion: In order to have a cogent discussion about guns, safety, and schools, we have to talk about the elephant in the room...
TASK FOR THE DAY: What could we plan for the walkout? Conversely, what could we add to the walkout?
"We have a right to bear arms. But after the Florida shooting, it's time for a conversation."
"How Gun Ownership Became A Powerful Political Identity"
What is the most authentic way to check for understanding and participation in a reading?