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Looking for an issue of interest
Today we discussed the nature of issues in society and the need to look at our views on issues and express our opinion about them. Many of you had difficulty thinking about an issue of importance to you. I thought the following websites dedicated to exploring and providing information on issues would be a useful exercise for you to look at and see a topic/issue that you find of interest. You may even find an issue of interest that you could conduct research on later in the year when you are asked to undertake an issue investigation assignment. Start thinking about it now! Spend some time over the next week looking at these sites, identifying issues and learning about them.
Here are some sites to explore:
* Newspapers to explore for issues at http://www.theworldpress.com
* Find out the facts on a wide range of issues at http://www.encyclopedia.com
* Research issues at the Social Issue Research Centre at http://www.sirc.org
* Investigate a catalogue of issues at http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Issues
* Find out information for issue studies at http://www.ipl.org/div/subject
* Investigate a directory of issues at http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/issues_and_Causes
* Look at this Australian social action issue site at http://www.actnow.com.au
* Here is a site full of issue ideas http://spinneypress.com.au/
Images: Protesting US style on the issue of peace outside of the White House, Washington
Your task before Wednesday is to pick 5 issues to add to our 'What is your opinion' worksheet and then pick an issue from the sheet (mine or yours and do a reaction statement). The reaction statement should be at 10-15 lines in length.