Multcolib School Corps Picks Controversial Topics Grades 8-12
Annotation:The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; ôfor further discussionö questions; a worldwide list of organizations of contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
Annotation:Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.
Annotation: Should time-specific doomsday predictions be taken seriously? What are some conflicts involving religious doomsday scenarios? How might humans bring about doomsday?
Annotation:"Health Care: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--
Annotation: Homosexuality and religion Attitudes toward homosexuality Homosexuality and the law Homosexuality and family Notes: Homosexuality and religion -- Attitudes toward homosexuality -- Homosexuality and the law -- Homosexuality and family
Annotation:Almost eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over the teaching of evolution continues to rage. There is no easy resolution--it is a complex topic with profound scientific, religious, educational, and legal implications. How can a student or parent understand this issue, which is such a vital part of education? Evolution vs. Creationism provides a badly needed, comprehensive, and balanced survey.
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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8. 4-9. For example: "Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts)," and "distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text." And ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10. 4-6. "Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts."