Controversial Issues Research Project
Write a persuasive essay that argues for ONE side of your chosen controversial issue. Your argument should focus on your stance for creating actual change in the issue. Your persuasive techniques to get people to agree with your stance.
locate and use relevant and reliable sources
Search our library catalog Destiny
or view this list of books you can use for your research
Use the Database tab on our website.
you will need passwords to access these from home
or use my favorite databases below:
GALE database is dedicated to controversial issues. Start with the BROWSE ISSUES link to find your topic.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Great Database for Pro/Con sides of controversial issues. Start with the LEADING ISSUES link to find your topic.
Great start for basic research.
www.usa.gov/statistics Good for statistics.
Infoplease Has a good almanac.
idebate.org/debatabase Debatabase is an international organization devoted to teaching debate skills to young people. This site delivers both sides of a controversial issue.
Cite your sources in MLA format
Use NOODLE TOOLS to keep and create citations
Tutorial - How to create a new project in NoodleTools
Tutorial - How to export citations to create a Works Cited page
Tutorial - How to share a new project with your group partner(s)