by James D. Torr

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Greenhaven's Current Controversies series (like their Opposing Viewpoints and At Issues series) deals with controversial social issues. Titles in this series are a bit wider-ranging than some other Greenhaven series books, and these are a bit more inviting to readers. The books have four or five chapters each, which include three to six excerpted essays that can be used by students in grades 9-12. Individual pieces run anywhere from two to ten pages each. Each section and each item has introductory material. Each chapter begins with a question. For example: Should prisons be privatized? or Is capital punishment ethical ? Articles in the sections argue various sides from various viewpoints. Certainly these books risk becoming outdated (would a better way to operate be to download constantly updated material from a web site?), but they are thoughtfully put together. I do wish Greenhaven made it easier to see what was different about Current Controversies and Opposing Viewpoints. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven, 208p, bibliog, 25cm, $17.45. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)

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Cengage Gale
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Current Controversies Series
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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