Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mrs. Porter ~ Argument Research Paper

Self-Selected Controversial Issue Project -
Socratic Discussion and Argument Research Paper

You will research one controversial issue of your choice and participate in an in-class Socratic discussion activity where you will defend and refute your own topic. The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to explore and develop your own mastery of an issue currently debated and to discover new ways to analyze and discuss a controversial issue of personal interest. Bring your self-selected controversial issue research with you to school every day – you will refer to it each day in class during research sessions and class discussions.


-Euthanasia                     -Medical Marijuana and Legalization
-Immigration                               -Education- Common Core
-Standardized Testing                -College Affordability
-Gun Control       
-Electoral College and/or Party Delegates
-Same Sex Marriage

Some recommended information resources: 

VRC Databases:
  •  SIRS Knowledge Source
  •  Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition 

Book & eBooks: 
Search for your topic in our book collection at Destiny Library Services or

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