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Think about the things you care about most...

sports, hobbies, future goals.  Is there anything controversial or worrisome related to any of these?

Think about social issues--issues related to schools, government, society in general, people's lives and rights in this country or another.  

  • What issues really bug you?
  • What issues grab you?
  • What issues have you wondered about?


Browse these links for topic exploration (avoid banned topics):


How viable are your topics?

Select three potential topics and test their viability.

Complete the Topic Viability document by searching the links below and bring it to class on Day One.

1.Opposing Viewpoints

2.Issues & Controversies

3.CQ Researcher


5.Google Advanced Search (insert org OR edu OR gov on last line--domain)


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