• Discover pro/con perspectives from authoritative voices

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. Opposing Viewpoints in Context is cross-curricular and supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.

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    Scope and Depth

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context supports virtually any curricular need. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Exclusive Viewpoint pages bring balance and perspective to every controversy using targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and top journalistic sources.

    Curriculum-Aligned Reference Content

    • 19,000+ pro/con viewpoints
    • 13,000+ topic overviews
    • 1,000+ court case overviews
    • 300+ profiles of federal agencies and special-interest groups

    News and Multimedia

    • Videos, podcasts and streaming audio
    • Easy-to-search image galleries
    • National and global news sources
    • Full-text articles from authoritative sources
    • Interactive maps
    • More than 12,500 charts and graphs, along with other statistical information