Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues (Taking Sides)
Publisher: Dushkin Pub Group; 11th edition (September 14, 1998)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.7 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in politics. The readings represent the arguments of authors such as Robert Kagan, James Fallows and Attorney General, Janet Reno. Some topics discussed include: "Should There Be Term Limits for Members of Congress?" and "Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws?" The purpose of this volume is to develop critical thinking skills, by requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgement. Taking Sides are supported by the student Web site, Dushkin Online, where study tips and links to related Web sites can be found.