|Specifications||7 1/2" X 9"; 64-80 pages; Library Binding|
|Interest/Age Group||Grades 6+|
|Special Features||Timeline, Glossary, Find Out More, Websites, Index|
From the agora of ancient Athens to modern
times, public debate has always played an important role in democratic
societies. Debate promotes an understanding of alternate points of view,
encourages discussion, and informs the public by addressing important questions
that have a strong effect on people’s lives.
Each title in
Debating the Issues
presents the pro and con arguments on the key topics of
nuclear energy, immigration, global warming, terrorism, student rights, and
animal rights. Readers will learn the reasoning behind the different positions
regarding these contentious issues, and will be given tools with which to
analyze the arguments, develop critical thinking skills, and formulate informed
opinions on the crucial issues of today.