Exploring Controversial Issues

Project overview

Dear Students,

I hope you are as excited as we are about the project you are about to start. In this project you will get to pick a current controversial topic and learn more about it. As you find information about the topic you will start forming (or strengthening) your own opinions. You are then going to share your opinions with everyone by creating a digital poster, infographic, or short video.

This libguide has been created to help you through the process so take some time to look at the links, resources, and tips posted on here. If you ever need any help or just want to bounce some ideas around please let us know- we look forward to helping you through this process.

Happy researching,
Ms. Perry and Ms. Martinez


Students will explore a controversial issue of their choosing to form a supported opinion about the topic then present their findings and conclusions to their peers using digital mediums.

  • Students will clearly present a supported opinion concerning a controversial topic using a digital medium.
  • Students will critically evaluate information sources by creating an annotated bibliography containing five or more sources.
  • Students will accurately and appropriately credit five or more sources of information.

AASL Standards:

  • Standard 1- Inquire, think critically and gain knowledge
  • Standard 2- Reach informed and supported conclusions
  • Standard 3- Ethically and effectively share knowledge

Common Core Standards are listed on the following page.