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Multcolib School Corps Picks Controversial Topics Grades 8-12

Biodiversity
Biodiversity (Book - 2013 ) 333.95 B6152g 2013 Available in some locations

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.

Abortion
Abortion (Book - 2011 ) 362.19888 A1547 2011 Available in some locations

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.

Censorship
Censorship (Book - 2010 ) 363.31 C3961o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: Should there be limits to free speech? The press should be censored during wartime

Children and the Entertainment Industry
Children and the Entertainment Industry (Book - 2010 ) 302.2345083 C5366 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:What messages does the entertainment industry send to children?

Consumerism
Consumerism (Book - 2010 ) 339.47 C7588 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: What is the impact of consumerism?

Discrimination
Discrimination (Book - 2008 ) 305.8 D611L 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation: Does discrimination exist in the United States?

Doomsday Scenarios
Doomsday Scenarios (Book - 2011 ) 001.9 D6917 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation: Should time-specific doomsday predictions be taken seriously? What are some conflicts involving religious doomsday scenarios? How might humans bring about doomsday?

Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization (Book - 2011 ) 363.450973 D7945 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents arguments supporting the current recreational drug laws and those calling for reform and liberalization of the laws.

Gateway Drugs
Gateway Drugs (Book - 2008 ) 362.29 G2596 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation: Do certain drugs have a gateway effect? The theory that some drugs have a gateway effect is debatable

Global Warming
Global Warming (Book - 2010 ) 363.73874 G562o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: Is global warming a real phenomenon? Global warming is real

Gun Control
Gun Control (Book - 2009 ) y 363.330973 G9751f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation: Introduction: The meaning of the Second Amendment Opposing viewpoints on gun control

Health Care
Health Care (Book - 2012 ) 362.1 H433h 2012 Available in some locations

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"--

Homosexuality
Homosexuality (Book - 2011 ) 306.766 H7688 2011 Available in some locations

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

Illegal Immigration
Illegal Immigration (Book - 2011 ) 325.73 I2912 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents varying viewpoints on the topic of illegal immigration.

Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Crime (Book - 2012 ) 364.360973 J97 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Is juvenile crime a serious problem? The severity of juvenile crime is increasing

Male and Female Roles
Male and Female Roles (Book - 2010 ) 305.3 M245 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: Are male and female roles biologically derived? Biology contributes to differences between male and female behaviors

Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics (Book - 2011 ) 174.2 M4894 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Several articles deal with a number of ethical issues in the medical field.

Obesity
Obesity (Book - 2011 ) 616.398 O126 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Is obesity a serious problem? Obesity is a serious problem worldwide

Racism
Racism (Book - 2009 ) 305.800973 R121 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation: Is racism a serious problem? Different views on the problem of racism : an overview

Evolution Vs. Creationism
Evolution Vs. Creationism An Introduction By Scott, Eugenie Carol (Book - 2005 ) 231.7652 S425e 2005 Available in some locations

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.

Steroids
Steroids (Book - 2009 ) y 362.29 S8399f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Steroids: Useful tool or shameful shortcut? Opposing viewpoints on steroids Model essays and writing exercises Supporting research material

Teenage Sexuality
Teenage Sexuality (Book - 2012 ) 306.70835 T2586 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a series of essays examining the issue of teenage sexuality, including peer pressure, teen pregnancy, and homosexuality.

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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."


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