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A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting (Including Video Of President Obama’s Speech)

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In addition to the widely circulated list, The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies, I’ve published a few other related posts. I thought readers might find it useful if I brought them all together:

“Do We Have the Courage to Stop This?”

Where You Can Send Donations To Help Sandy Hook Victims

Sandy Hook Funeral Information, Online Condolences & Memorial Contributions

Teachers & The Newtown Shooting


The Nation Heads Back to School With New Worries About Safety
is from The New York Times.

U.S. gun association silent on Newtown massacre is a lesson for English Language Learners from Breaking News English.

Revisiting U.S. Policy on Mental Health, Gun Control After Sandy Hook Tragedy is from The PBS News Hour. You can find the text here.



Majority sees Connecticut shooting as societal problem
is an infographic from The Washington Post.

The Backlash Against ‘I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’ is from TIME.

Fears of Stigmatizing People With Autism is from The New York Times.

My View: Above all, teachers are in it for the kids is from CNN, and I think it’s a great piece.

When the safety of school is attacked is from The Hechinger Report.

Seeking Comfort in Song Amid the Whiz of Bullets is a horrifying, must-read piece from The New York Times.

This Is What Happened In My Classroom Today — What Happened In Yours?


An Education On Guns In America
has some excellent infographics.

Here’s the text of the President’s speech on Sunday.

Here’s a video of the President’s address at Sunday’s Memorial Service:

Source: shareasimage.com via Larry

For Teachers, Newtown Shootings Prompt Reflection, Outreach is a very good Education Week article, and I’m not just saying that because it quotes me a few times…You have to register — for free — to read the entire article.

How to Help in Newtown, Conn. is from The New York Times.

School Security: Why It’s So Hard to Keep Kids Safe is from TIME.

After Newtown, Can We Make Our Schools Safe? is from The Daily Beast.

Despite tragedy, statistics show schools still a safe haven is from the Center For Public Education.

First we mourn, then we organize is from Bob Peterson.

What Gun Control Could Look Like is from NPR.

Our Sons Are Not Future Killers
is from The New York Times.

Getting it right: Asperger’s, Autism and the Newtown shooting is from MIT.

The social roots of school shootings is from The Washington Post.

Amid Calls For Gun Control, Some Push For Weapons At School
is from NPR.

Reflecting on the Unthinkable is a very good post by David B. Cohen.

Here’s a video from The American Federation of Teachers:

Looking for Lessons in Newtown is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

Beautiful Statement by Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year is at Diane Ravitch’s blog.

“I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist”: A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” is very interesting.

I posted about this Ed Week article yesterday, but you can read the entire piece at this new link without having to register: For Teachers, Newtown Shootings Prompt Reflection, Outreach .

By the way, here’s a video from the famed PS 22 Choir singing the Sandy Hook school song:

The Wall Street Journal has a very accessible interactive timeline called Gun Control in the United States.

The Freedom of an Armed Society appeared in The New York Times, and may be the best piece I’ve ever read on the topic.

N.R.A. Envisions ‘a Good Guy With a Gun’ in Every School is from The New York Times. Here are official responses from the NEA and the AFT.

A better target for gun control is from The Washington Post.

Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Games Blamed, Again is from TIME.

Should Teachers Carry Guns? is from The New Yorker.

Responding To Newtown is from Health Affairs blog.

Arming Teachers Isn’t the Answer is from TIME.

Guns in Banks Are Not Like Guns in Schools is from The New Yorker.

The Associated Press has a useful interactive on gun control.

Watershed: Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Fareed Zakaria has written one of the best pieces on gun control that I’ve seen. It’s titled The solution to gun violence is clear and appeared in The Washington Post.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

4 Comments

  1. I am a 9-12 math teacher and I was putting together resources for class tomorrow. It looks like you are about seven hours ahead of me in this important work. Your page is very helpful-especially Obama’s speech. Thank you for the effort.

  2. Pingback: Reflecting on the Unthinkable « InterACT

  3. The 2nd Amendment was not designed for personal protection although it is useful for that. It was designed to protect citizens from an oppressive government.

    Hitler made it illegal for Jews to own guns so they had no way to defend themselves when the government came to kill them.

    The British were coming to take the guns from a local armory when the Minutemen stopped them. Without guns the Patriots would not have been able to gain independence.

    If you choose Security over Freedom, you will wind up with neither.

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