How does information spread? Your friend just texted about a shooting going on at their campus. Now what? How do you find out more?
With cell phones in our pockets, the exchange of information is constant. Think about this topic and how you may have made judgments based on a text before seeking out more details.
Memes and videos are flying all over Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Check these out:
Thinking Point: What is the motivation behind creating a meme?
Find a meme about gun violence and copy & paste it into your infographic poster. Remember to credit the meme's creator by pasting the link in a small font beneath the image.
Optional: Fact check the information in the above memes by looking at these articles and charts:
Small Arms Survey 2018: Global Firearms Holdings This link opens in a new window
SAS Infographics: Global Firearms Holdings This link opens in a new window (Scroll down to “Countries and territories with the highest numbers of civilian firearms per 100 residents)
Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines (LCAMs) This link opens in a new window (from CREDO Reference Database)
More guns registered in Switzerland This link opens in a new window
Switzerland has lots of guns. But its gun culture takes different path from US This link opens in a new window
Switzerland — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law This link opens in a new window (GunPolicy.org)
Characteristics of Automatic or Semiautomatic Firearm Ownership in the United States This link opens in a new window