Matters of Opinion:  Food in Schools

Matters of Opinion: Food in Schools

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Explores the pros and cons of several issues related to food in the schools including; whether people have the right to eat whatever they want, and whether the federal government should control what students eat and weigh. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Describes common argumentative techniques such as understanding the difference between fact and opinion, name calling and examining evidence. Contains essay-writing exercises. Includes bibliographic notes, timeline, glossary, index, and places to go for further research. 

The Matters of Opinion series takes a deeper look into important issues that young adults face. Each book features thought-provoking questions that are addressed by a pro and con viewpoint. As students gather their own viewpoints on the topic, they are then asked to examine the presented opinions at the end of each chapter.  This activity teaches critical thinking skills and introduces deceptive techniques.  At the end of the book an activity allows readers to further develop their skills by writing their own essay. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening.

Additional Information

Author Toney Allman
Publisher Norwood House Press
Publication Date 2015
Edition No
Pages 64
ISBN No
ISBN13 9781603575843