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SIRS Issues Researcher: Leading Issues

368+ PRO/CON Leading Issues

SIRS Issues Researcher helps students make sense of the world by offering relevant, credible resources aligned to learning standards that tell the whole story on the major issues and world conflicts of the day. 

Go in-depth into 320+ of our top Leading Issues, or explore thousands of subjects covering topical issues. 

Thousands of highly targeted documents, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including 13,000+ research-quality images) represent viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between. 

Every SIRS Leading Issue:

  • Offers an introductory overview for context.
  • Reviews the issue's pro/con viewpoints with Essential Questions, answers, and resources for each viewpoint.
  • Provides relevant, full-text documents and multimedia resources, updated daily.
  • Offers access to a Research Guide for the Critical Thinker.
  • Links to collaborative aids, like note organizers, to discuss and share ideas, then create, present, and mash-up your ideas in Web 2.0-style.
  • Promotes critical thinking and inquiry-based learning.