Topics: Society & Politics
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Should a woman have the right to abort (end) an unwanted pregnancy?
Action Are government programs to help
minorities and women get better education and jobs a way to justice or
a form of discrimination?
Perhaps the most serious public health problem of our times.
Education Should schoolchildren who are
learning English as a second language have their other classes in their
Death Penalty Does the execution (killing) of
violent criminals reduce crime? Is it fair?
Should people be allowed (encouraged? forced?) to die with dignity?
& Creationism What should
schoolchildren be taught about the origins of life?
Aid Is overseas economic development
assistance helpful or harmful?
Speech Should society restrict some forms of
expression in order to protect children, women, etc. from sex,
violence, and hate?
Control Should the purchase and ownership of
firearms be limited by law?
Weapons The only use of nuclear weapons took
place when the United States bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima
vouchers If public schools are not performing
well, should government money be used to support private education?
Use Should tobacco (cigars, cigarettes, etc)
Integrity What values are important to
students, faculty, and researchers in universities and institutes in
Global Role How should the United States act
as a superpower?
Rights Is it ethical to use animals in
scientific experiments, to hunt them, or to eat them.
(including cloning and reproductive technologies) What are the proper
limits of medical and biological research and of available treatments?
Finance Reform Should spending on US elections
How can the rate of crime be reduced?
Are drugs a danger that must be eliminated, or is drug control (The War
on Drugs) a threat to individual freedom?
Gilded Age: Documenting Industrialization in America
A WebQuest in which participants are assigned the task of producing a
documentary presentation on the social and technological changes in the
US during the second half of the 19th century.
Rights What are Human Rights and how important
Should new immigrants to the USA be limited in order to protect
Should the US government provide health care assistance for older
Wage Does increasing the base pay for all jobs
reduce poverty by increasing the standard of living of those with
society's lowest paying jobs, or does it increase poverty by forcing
business to hire fewer entry-level workers.
and Welfare What should be government's role
in eliminating poverty or reducing its negative effects?
What are relations like among groups in the USA?
to Die The central issue has been whether
terminally ill individuals should have the right to ask a doctor to
hasten their own deaths, a larger issue has also been raised as well:
about dying with dignity and what constitutes a "good death."
Family After four decades of social change,
there is a great unease about American family life and what will become
of the next generation.