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Understanding and Using Research on Gun Policy in America


Responding to feedback from teachers and colleagues, RAND researchers developed a unit plan centered on those resources. The unit is designed to help high school educators and students — who are increasingly interested in joining the conversation about gun policy and mobilized to respond to gun violence — access the high-quality, evidence-based materials on the website.

The researchers’ overarching goals in developing the unit are to guide students to understand existing research related to gun policy and deeply consider the complexity of gun policy–related issues.

Why is this important? In Ohio, lawmakers are currently debating 33 gun bills (Dayton Daily News).

An Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Based on RAND’s Gun Policy in America Website, Suggested Grades 10–12.