This database helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy, providing authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on today's most important issues.
Global warming. Gun control. Abortion. World poverty. Our modern world is more complicated and troubled than one might imagine possible. Studying current issues—both domestic and worldwide—educates students, helps them develop critical thinking skills, and enables them to make informed, responsible decisions that will dictate our future.
Students in all areas of study need to grasp the important issues of our time and possess a deeper understanding of our world. Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society goes far beyond simple lists of information and keyword searches and gives researchers insight into timely and enduring questions in our world, tying history to current events to sharpen the understanding of both.
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