Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Researching the Debate!

We've discussed some of the features that a strong argument needs to have, taken a look at some articles that make arguments on both sides of the issue, and evaluated the quality of those arguments.

Now, it's time for you to do some research.

Using the links below, or your own internet research skills, find articles that adress the following:
Should minors need to notify their parents to access sexual health services?

Remember, that sexual health services include: birth control, prophylactics such as condoms, abortion, and sex education.

Your Task:

1. Locate an article that addresses the debate question: "Should minors need to notify their parents to access sexual health services?"
2. Read the article and decide if it is in favor of notification (pro-parental notification) or against parental notification (anti-parental notification).
3. Go to the appropriate page:
Arguments In Favor of Parental Notification
Arguments Against Parental Notification
4. In the comments section on that page, do the following:

  • Paste the web address for the article.
  • Explain what claim it is making.
  • Write down the evidence that it uses.
  • Explain the reasoning that it uses.
5. Submit your comment, and then start looking for more.

Some links to newspapers:
http://www.nytimes.com/ - The New York Times
http://www.latimes.com/ - The Los Angeles Times
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ - The Washington Post
http://www.bostonglobe.com/ - The Boston Globe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ The Chicago Tribune
http://www.suntimes.com/ The Chicago Sun Times

If you want, you can just use Google and look outside of the newspapers:
http://www.google.com - Just make sure that you use reliable sources. Avoid ask.com, answers.com, wiki how, or other similar sites.  If you have a question about reliability, ask me.

Here are some search terms that you may want to try:
Parental Notification, Abortion, Birth Control, Contraception, Sex Education

Use them with each other:  "Parental Notification, Abortion"  or "Parental Notification, Birth Control."

See what you can find.

1 comment:

  1. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2007/07/sex-ed-for-kind/
    (Sex Education)

    Claim- Obama wants to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education to schools

    "the statistics tell us that nearly half of 15 to 19 year olds are engaging in sexual activity, that for us to leave them in ignorance is potentially consigning them to illness, pregnancy, poverty, and in some cases, death."