Unlocking Current Issues, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410380971
  • ISBN-13: 9781410380975
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 900 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

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Unlocking Current Issues
provides students with foundational knowledge of a topic. Each title presents the evolution of the topic, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the topic through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and presenting information on “key players” in the debate over time, with a clear summary of positions. Representations of contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrum are also included. Primary documents like Supreme Court rulings are annotated with explanatory text to clarify legal jargon and concepts for better comprehension. The comprehensive informational text, written at an accessible 8th grade reading level, is augmented by relevant charts and graphs, timelines, and other visual elements. Critical thinking questions and activities spur students to synthesize ideas beyond the text. A built-in Instructional Guide provides a path for classroom use and offers strong curriculum support.

Features and Benefits

  • Primary Source sidebars with prompts to help students understand, analyze, and evaluate the source.
  • Callouts that encourage students to analyze, synthesize, engage, evaluate, and recall the information in the text.
  • Sidebars draw attention to important people, organizations, historical moments, and comparing positions or arguments related to the topic.
  • An appendix with assorted printable/downloadable worksheets, tip sheets, student performance checklists, and evaluation guidelines that teachers can use in the classroom or students can use independently.
  • Chronology, recommended sources for further research, and subject index.

What's New

  • Video content, carefully selected and/or created to support and enhance the text, is integrated into the text of the eBook.
  • Includes teacher and classroom resources such as an instructional guide, concrete curriculum connections, and activities.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410380912 | ISBN-13: 9781410380913

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