Today’s robust secondary and college curriculum demands that students assess information from multiple points of view. Greenhaven Press, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has fostered this kind of understanding for more than four decades. Greenhaven Press’ flagship series presents diverse sources presented in a pro/con format, encouraging students to evaluate an author’s arguments, analyze the development of themes and ideas, and determine and author’s point of view. Greenhaven Press titles encourage critical thinking by showcasing widely varied perspectives on controversial social, political, and economic issues.
Lucent Books and KidHaven Press joined Greenhaven Press under the Gale banner to support a range of grades and reading levels. K-12 subjects covered by these popular imprints include American history, world history, global issues, health/medicine, literature, art, and music.
Meet the needs of high school and middle school students with in-depth content that encourages analysis and critical thinking.
Grades 10-12+The At Issue series features a wide range of opinions on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes viewpoints from many perspectives and a variety of sources, including journals, newspapers, websites, think tanks, government agencies and others.
Explore the series today »
Grades 10-12+Confronting Global Warming explores the current and impending climate-related challenges facing the planet, helping high school, early college level, and general interest readers understand the worldwide ramifications of this hot-button issue. Individual volumes focus on an aspect or component of life – extreme weather, farming, health, or alternative energy – that affects or has been affected by climate change. Each book reviews the current status, highlights key future challenges, examines potential or proposed solutions, and addresses the pros and cons of the issues.
This series covers the history and current understanding of the Constitutional amendments. Each volume begins with the amendment text accompanied by a student-friendly translation. Chapters put the amendment in historical context, examine how it has been tested in the courts, and present current controversies and debates. Reflecting provisions in both the national and state curriculum standards, these volumes provide primary and secondary sources that examine the roots of Constitutional democracy as well as how the interpretation of the Constitution has evolved throughout American history. The series also explores the meaning of citizenship as well as its rights and responsibilities.
Grades 10-12+Each anthology in the Current Controversies series presents an array of views from a wide spectrum of sources. Viewpoints are organized in a question-and-response format to encourage readers to view complex issues from multiple angles.
Grades 10-12+The histories of many nations are shaped by horrific events involving torture, violent repression, and systematic mass killings. Understanding why such events take place, what impact they have had on society, and how they may be prevented in the future is vitally important. Each volume in this new series is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other instances of extreme persecution. Individual volumes focus on a particular event and include background information, writings about the relevant issues and controversies, and first-person narratives.
Grades 10-12+As technology makes the world more accessible, students need exposure to social, political, environmental, and health issues of global significance. Each anthology in the Global Viewpoints series delivers contemporary views on the featured issue – with the majority of material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view.
Grades 7-10+Inspired by the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Even more user-friendly and accessible than its parent series,it offers a wealth of information at a lower reading level, in a bright, engaging package. This appealing combination helps more students grasp the controversies of an increasingly complex world.
Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is a part of students’ lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns that today’s middle and high-school students deal with regularly, such as underage drinking and body image. Issues That Concern You recognizes the intimate relationship between its subject and reader as it weaves together different points of view.
Grades 10-12+First introduced more than 40 years ago, Opposing Viewpoints still sets the standard for current-issues studies. With more than 180 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source of current-issue materials for libraries and classrooms. Each title delivers pro/con expert opinions, selected from highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.
Each volume of this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and cures; presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person narratives from people coping with the disease – as patients, family members or caregivers. Essays are carefully edited and introduced to make them easily accessible to student researchers as well as general readers.
Grades 10-12+Perspectives on Modern World History offers a fresh look — from multiple viewpoints — at momentous events such as the end of apartheid in South Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Tiananmen Square protests. Each volume includes historical background, an examination of controversial issues, and first-person accounts from those affected by the event. The series promotes critical thinking, supports debate assignments, and enhances the understanding of international perspectives.
Grades 10-12+Social Issues in Literature meets the needs for materials supporting curriculum integration. Each title in this distinctive series examines an important literary work or body of work through the lens of a major social issue. Each volume presents biographical and critical information on the author, viewpoints on the social issue as portrayed in the book, and contemporary assessments of the issue.
This timely series examines a range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that affect American teens. Each volume offers an anthology of key essays and articles on a different right or freedom and its accompanying responsibilities. Material is drawn from a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources — journals, magazines, newspapers, position papers, speeches, and government documents -- with particular emphasis on Supreme Court and other court decisions.
Offering instructive guidance in lively text, Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide directly supports achievement by helping students write effective persuasive, narrative and other types of essays. Providing easy access to multiple sides of current yet timeless debates, this series provides ideal subjects for essay writing. Each volume focuses on an important current issue and offers step-by-step exercises to help students outline arguments and construct their own essays.