Just in time for back-to-school, three timely new debate topics have been added to The World Almanac® for Kids’ Take a Stand module:
- Should Animals Have Rights Similar to Those of Humans?: Covers the debate over the rights of animals and includes issues such as humane treatment, animals’ ability to feel pain, and animals used for food and fur.
- Should Governments Take Steps to Address Climate Change?: Covers the debate over the role of government to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions and asks if regulation is appropriate or necessary.
- Should the U.S. Government Adopt Stronger Gun Control Laws?: Covers the debate over the right to bear arms, including the concern that access to firearms increases the opportunity for violence.
The Take a Stand module offers students and educators an opportunity to explore how to make an argument, back it up with facts, apply critical-thinking skills, and finally take a stand. The section for each debate topic covers the topic’s background, the supporters’ argument, the opponents’ argument, and a “Your Turn” section with downloadable PDF worksheets to help students frame their arguments. Other topics covered in Take a Stand include “Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16?” and “Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Young People?”
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