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Get Involved!
Teacher's Guide


1. Movie Guide
2. Getting Started
3. Discussion Questions/Essay Topics
4. Research Topics
5. Self-Selected Vocabulary
6. Creative Writing Response Project
7. Socratic Seminar Approach
8. Analytical Paragraph Writing
Using Song Lyrics
9. Poetry
10. "Corporate Cops"
11. Bowling for Columbine
& Martin Luther King, Jr.
12. Tolerance Unit
13. Whose Terrorism?
14. Create Your Own Cartoon History
15. Journalism
16. Drama
17. Documentary Film Project
18. Role of the Media
19. The "Real" Reality Television
20. Curricular Connections
21. Contributors & Dedication
22. Mike's Action Guide For Students
 

MIKE'S ACTION GUIDE FOR STUDENTS
DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT! GET INVOLVED!

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TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS AND SCHOOLMATES ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY

Take the lead. Try to get them interested in a study group or book club or film discussion group. Organize your group and educate yourselves about the problems raised in BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, using on-line resources. Some suggestions are:

  • Why do so many people around the world hate us? How are they affected by U.S. foreign and military policy? How are they affected by the actions of U.S. global corporations?
  • If we are so rich and strong as a nation, why is there so much fear in the United States? How is the U.S. media different from those in other nations?
  • Is there a link between consumerism and fear?
  • Why do we beat up on our poor?
  • Why do we have so much gun violence? What make this nation different?
  • What role does white racism play in the media, in the culture of fear, in U.S. foreign and military policy?

MOVE YOUR GROUP FROM STUDY GROUP TO ACTION COMMITTEE

Make some changes happen at your local level. Some examples are:

  • Organize to write letters to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Organize to monitor and complain publicly about local tv news coverage.
  • Organize a teach-in, campus debate or community forum.
  • Organize to have your school offer a new course.
  • Organize a local corporate watch project.
  • Organize to educate the public through vigils, picketing or peace walks.
  • Organize a letter writing campaign to your congresspersons.

 


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