Analyzing the Issues

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

Addressing controversial issues in contemporary society, this series explores each topic in a pro versus con format by contrasting articles that reflect opposing opinions from experts, the government, the courts, advocacy organizations, the media, and ordinary people. These articles are carefully researched and collected from a wide variety of reliable sources in order to give the reader a full perspective on the topic at hand, encourage them to think critically, and allow them to analyze topics that affect their lives and society as a whole. Features include: Presents both evidentiary and rhetoric-based arguments around social issues, demonstrating by example how to construct well-supported claims, a central part of the C3 Framework for Social Studies at the 7-12 grade level. Current, in-depth articles help students understand pressing public issues on religious, political, socioeconomic, and cultural levels. Critical thinking questions after each article prompt readers to analyze the main points and reflect on their own opinions after taking in competing views.

    Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Websites, Chapter Notes
  • Fall 2016
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    Critical Perspectives on Abortion

    Critical Perspectives on Abortion

    Anne Cunningham
    Before the mid-nineteenth century, abortion was a legal and morally uncontested procedure in America available to most women. Yet since the dawn of the twentieth century, abortion has remained an ever-present controversial issue...Read More

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    Critical Perspectives on Animal Testing

    Critical Perspectives on Animal Testing

    Animal testing is a controversial issue, with some arguing it is essential to medical advancement and others stating it is cruel and unnecessary. In this book, articles from a variety of viewpoints and individuals, including scientists, government and legal professionals, media outlets, and ordinary citizens, highlight key areas of contention over animal testing...Read More

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    Critical Perspectives on Assisted Suicide

    Critical Perspectives on Assisted Suicide

    There are few issues that elicit such debate as assisted suicide. For some, assisted suicide is an important legal right for those battling fatal issues. For others, it stands for only self-harm and chaos...Read More

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    Critical Perspectives on Climate Change

    Critical Perspectives on Climate Change

    Stephen Feinstein
    The scientific community today largely agrees that climate change is occurring—and that it could have devastating consequences. Still, many Americans are unsure as to what climate change is and what higher temperatures and rising sea levels could mean for them...Read More

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    Critical Perspectives on Cyberwarfare

    Critical Perspectives on Cyberwarfare

    In the twenty-first century, political hostilities have moved largely from the battlefield to cyberspace. Since the Stuxnet virus was uncovered in 2010, built jointly by U.S. and Israeli intelligence to disarm the Iranian nuclear program, attention has been drawn to the real-life damage that such virtual programs can inflict...Read More

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    Critical Perspectives on Digital Monopolies

    Critical Perspectives on Digital Monopolies

    In our digital age, online companies such as Google and Amazon are experiencing tremendous growth. The power and influence of these digital companies was demonstrated in September 2017 when Amazon bought the popular organic grocery Whole Foods for a record 13 million dollars...Read More

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