Mr. M. McGrath
Activity #1: Recommended websites for current events
Google Directory: Social Issues
Hot Paper Topics
- Links to statistics,
laws, court decisions, research, and other
information on controversial topics
Institute of Governmental Studies
Locate the "Hot
Topics" section and view links to various websites. For example,
you can read examine opinions of the California Proposition of
Maintained by Project Vote Smart.
Seeks to inform citizens with "factual, relevant,
independent information". To find organizations
pertinent to key issues, click on the tab "Issues
National Library of Medicine: Social and
- NewsLinkA listing of over 5,400 newspapers around the
world. Search by area or title.
Hint: If doing a topic that is local, use a local
paper for more pertinent information!
NBCSanDiego.com San Diego News
NBCSanDiego.com. San Diego
Opensecrets.org - "The online source for
money in politics data"
- Opinion-Pages - Searchable database of
current newspaper editorials from around the
Political Information - "A search engine
for politics, policy, and political news"
Agenda Online Great source for colorful charts and quick facts
Only covers 21 topics such as abortion, crime and
Yahoo Directory: Social Issues and Causes