Gun Violence in NYC

Shakida Hercules

Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders

 

 

Topic:

Gun Violence

 

 

Introduction:

In New York City the rate of people killed by gunfire is at a low, but it is still happening. Using this WebQuest we will explore how gun violence can be prevented and what can we do as a community to help.

(An array of guns found after a search)

 

 

Task:

You will be divided into groups of 4 and each group will be responsible for turning in:

1.       A prezi presentation or a google slides presentation on gun violence in NYC

In your groups I will assign specific responsibilities to each member of the group.

 

You will be graded based on the rubrics attached to this project, you must review them in order to be successful

 

 

Process:

In order to complete this task you will complete the following steps with your groups. For each step you will be given a worksheet that your group must complete and turn in to move on to the next step. On prezi you must create a title slide including: team memberís names and presentation date. Then each process step will have its own slide.

 

1.       Define the problem: Explain the problem you are presenting, and what communities it affects. This should help you answer the question below.

-          Why is gun violence a problem in NYC?

Worksheet 1 - Defining the problem

 

2.       Gather Evidence: This is where you prove that the problem is an actual problem using statistics and research.

-          Research using given resources

Worksheet 2 - Gathering Evidence

3.       Identify the cause: At this step you identify some reasons for homelessness in nyc.

-          What are some of the causes of gun violence in NYC?

Worksheet 3 - Identifying the cause

 

4.       Evaluate Existing policies: A policy is any kind of government action which can happen at local, state, or national level. Use the following question to guide your thinking.

-          How is the city tackling gun violence?

Worksheet 4 - Evaluating existing policies

 

5.       Developing a solution: Think about how the problem can be solved. Use the following questions to guide your thinking.

-          Is the current policy effective? If yes, can it be strengthened and how? If no, what may be a better solution for the issue of gun violence?

Worksheet 5 - Developing a solution

 

6.       Select the best policy: Determine which solutions would be the best to solve the problem.

-          Examine whether or not the solutions from step 5 are feasible and effective

Worksheet 6 - Selecting the best policy

 

Resources:

https://nyagv.org/resources/ (New Yorkers Against Gun Violence)

https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/ask-experts/how-do-new-yorks-gun-laws-measure.html

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/19/788440932/does-new-york-city-need-gun-control

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=ae259e6b1540402b929444f33ffbba5d

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/peacenyc/index.page

 

 

Evaluation:

Grading Rubric for Prezi Presentation

5

4

3

2

1

Content

Content is accurate and all required information is presented in a logical order.

Content is accurate but some required information is missing and/or not presented in a logical order, but is still generally easy to follow.

Content is accurate but some required information is missing and/or not presented in a logical order, making it difficult to follow.

Content is questionable. Information is not presented in a logical order, making it difficult to follow.

Content is inaccurate. Information is not presented in a logical order, making it difficult to follow.

Slide Creation

Presentation flows well and logically. Presentation reflects extensive use of tools in a creative way.

Presentation flows well. Tools are used correctly.

Overall presentation is interesting.

Presentation flows well. Some tools are used to show acceptable understanding.

Presentation is unorganized. Tools are not used in a relevant manner.

Presentation has no flow. No tools used.

Slide Transitions

Transitions are smooth. Transitions enhance the presentation.

Smooth transitions are used on most slides.

Smooth transitions are used on some slides

Very few transitions are used and/or they distract from the presentation.

No transitions are used.

Pictures, Clip Art Background

Images are appropriate.

Layout is pleasing to the eye.

Images are appropriate. Layout is cluttered.

Most images are appropriate

Images are inappropriate.

No images

Mechanics

No spelling errors. No grammar errors. Text is in authorsí own words.

Few spelling errors. Few grammar errors. Text is in authorsí own words.

Some spelling errors. Some grammar errors.

Text is in authorsí own words.

Some spelling errors. Some grammar errors. Most of text is in authorsí own words.

Many spelling and or grammar errors. Text is copied.

Presentation

Skills

Well rehearsed.No pronunciation errors or other mistakes.

General level of rehearsal.Few pronunciation errors or other mistakes.

Acceptable level of rehearsal. Some pronunciation errors or other mistakes.

Low level of rehearsal. Numerous pronunciation errors or other mistakes.

No rehearsal indicated. Too many pronunciation errors or other mistakes.

 

Group Members ________________________________††††††††††† Section _____

 

Subject ______________________________ †††††††††† ††††††††† Score _____

 

Score/Grade: 6 to 7=10††† 10 to 11=30†† 14 to 15=50†† 18 to 20=70††† 24 to 27=90

8 to 9=20†† 12 to 13=40†† 16 to 17=60†† 21 to 23=80††† 28 to 30=100

 

 

Conclusion:

By the end of this assignment students will learn about how gun violence is a social problem in NYC. They will also develop a possible solution for the problem of gun violence in new york city.

 

 

Standards:

 

ELA

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

 

History/Social Studies

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.8

Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.