ProCon.org

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ProCon.org is a non-profit organization based in California. The website is an online resource for controversial issues and a good place for students to go to get ideas not only on the topics but on how debates can be formulated. The pro/con sides are supported by facts — a key step in the debate process. Here’s just one example: Tablets vs. Textbooks in the classroom:

tablets vs textbooks

Each topic has an introductory explanation, the pros and cons, quotes, background, videos, comments, and, of course, a long list of reference (and this is just part):

footnotes

On the home page, they also have a section devoted to very current events:

current topics

 

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