Activism

Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about scrious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, ...

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Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about scrious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737744934
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Series: Issues That Concern You Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,169,307
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Rules for Activism Angela Bischoff Tooker Gomberg 9

2 Activism Is a Civic Duty Ralph Nader 14

3 Provocative Activism Tactics Work Jon Frel 20

4 Activist Groups Should Use Less Provocative, More Reasonable Tactics Shai D. Bronshtein 30

5 Extreme Tactics Are Necessary to Stop Animal Abuse Stop Cal Vivisection 36

6 Extreme Animal Rights Advocates Are Terrorists P. Michael Conn 41

7 Activism Should Be Taught in Schools Denis G. Rancourt 46

8 Requiring Activism in Schools Cannot Replace the Real Thing James Hershberger 53

9 Teachers Have a Right to Express Political Beliefs in School Leo Casey 58

10 Teachers Should Not Express Political Beliefs in the Classroom Thomas Sowell 64

11 Celebrity Activists Can Draw Attention to Causes Peter Ford Gloria Goodale 68

12 Celebrity Activists Divert Attention from the Real Issues Ross Clark 73

13 Pride Parades Are an Important Part of Gay Activism Carlos Santoscoy 78

14 Gay Pride Activists Should Focus on Civil Rights, Not Fringe Groups Keith W. Swain 82

15 Nonviolent Activism Is Key to a Stable Future Rolf Carriere Michael Nagler 87

16 Nonviolence Does Not Work Daniel Greenfield 92

Appendix

What You Should Know About Activism 97

What You Should Do About Activism 101

Organizations to Contact 105

Bibliography 110

Index 113

Picture Credits 117

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