Contemporary Issues

10 Essential Topics

1. Demonstrate respect for the opinions and ideas of those with whom you disagree.

2. Use critical thinking skills to evaluate an issue through discussion and written expression.

3. Identify an issue or topic as domestic or global.

4. Examine an issue from all points of view and summarize its main ideas for discussion.

5. Analyze an issue for cause and effect including who is affected and in what way.

6. Judge the merit of a specific global or domestic policy.

7. Collaborate with team members to develop a solution to an issue.

8. Investigate the history of contemporary issues.

9. Analyze how the US would or should react to an issue and why.

10. Develop a more global outlook on contemporary issues.