Human Rights

Human Rights

by Lauri S. Friedman
     
 

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Friedman covers a wide array of topics from the right to have health care to a discussion of our country's attitude toward human rights compared to those of other nations. Reprints of recent journal articles present various positions and are preceded by questions that encourage students to think critically about the pros and cons of each issue. The articles are uneven—some are fear-instilling tirades while others are generous and humanitarian. Some articles promote the use of sweatshops, consider that clean water is not a human right, and do not think the United States should protect the human rights of people in other countries. The opposing viewpoint on each of these issues follows. Although the color charts and graphs are helpful, the photographs add little. Students should be well grounded in understanding the points in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as it is repeatedly referenced in almost all of the articles. A helpful bulleted summary of the document is located at the end of the book, and is followed by a list of organizations to contact. Additional.—Peggy Fleming, Churchville-Chili High School, Churchville, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737744781
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Series:
Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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