Analyzing the Issues

This new series addresses controversial issues in contemporary society. Each title explores a specific topic by juxtaposing expert opinions in a pro/con format. These articles and excerpts are selected from a range of sources and present both mainstream and alternative perspectives. Analyzing the Issues objectively exposes readers to a wide variety of views on a controversial topic to promote critical thinking about and analysis of topics that directly affect their lives and the larger society around them.
• Supports the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
• Current, in-depth articles help students understand the issue on religious, political, socioeconomic, and cultural levels
• Call outs within each article guides readers toward picking up on the most salient points of the article
• Contains a bibliography, glossary, index, and "Further Reading" section with books and websites

ISBN: 9780766075030

    Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Websites, Chapter Notes
  • Fall 2016
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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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    ISBN: 9780766076709
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    Critical Perspectives on Fossil Fuels vs. Renewable Energy

    Critical Perspectives on Fossil Fuels vs. Renewable Energy

    Anne Cunningham
    Renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy as climate scientists and environmentalists give voice to the detrimental effects of fossil fuels. But how far have we gotten in developing efficient and sustainable energy, including solar, wind, and geothermal power, and what are the benefits of these renewable energy sources compared to fossil fuels? This text examines the issue from diverse viewpoints, allowing students to analyze key ideas in energy production through primary source evidence...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081314
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    Critical Perspectives on Gender Identity

    Critical Perspectives on Gender Identity

    Nicki Peter Petrikowski
    What is gender? Is gender changeable? Does gender always match up with one’s sexuality or outward appearance? These are questions at the forefront of contemporary debates for increased rights for trans men, trans women, and others who do not conform to our society’s gender norms...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766076723
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    Critical Perspectives on Gun Control

    Critical Perspectives on Gun Control

    Anne Cunningham
    Every day, forty-eight children and teens are shot; of these, seven will die from gun-related violence. Everyone agrees that these statistics are horrific, and yet people disagree about how to reduce gun-related violence...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081253
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    Critical Perspectives on Immigrants and Refugees

    Critical Perspectives on Immigrants and Refugees

    Anne Cunningham
    As civil conflict and increasingly dire economic situations spread across areas of the globe, refugees have left their homes in countries such as Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia in search of a better future for themselves and their children...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766076778
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    Critical Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana

    Critical Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana

    Anne Cunningham
    Waves of support for the legalization of marijuana are sweeping across many states. In the wake of such change, this text analyzes what experts say on the topic—both for and against—juxtaposed with court decisions, the work of advocates on both sides, and the words of everyday people...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766076693
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