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Points of View Reference Center

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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

The database covers 380 topics, with articles that provide:
• Overview (objective background/description)
• Point (or argument)
• Counterpoint (opposing argument or alternate perspective)
• Guide to Critical Analysis (helps students evaluate controversial topics and develop their own perspectives)
• Related information, including articles and images

Explore categories including: abortion issues, citizens’ rights, censorship, earth and the environment, family issues, foreign policy, global issues, human rights, immigration, race and culture, schools and education, sports, substance abuse, war and peace.

Use text-to-speech functions and Lexile® measures) to help with comprehension.