Social Issues - http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/sochc.html
A part of the Multnomah County Library Homework Center, this webliography was created for "middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives." The three dozen highly relevant topics include: abortion; affirmative action; AIDS; animal rights; capital punishment; censorship; child labor; children's rights; civil rights; creation science vs. evolution; drugs and drug abuse; drunk driving; euthanasia assisted suicide; famine; flag burning; gangs; gender issues; genetic engineering; global warming; homelessness; homosexuality; immigration; national debate topic; organ body donation; prayer in schools; sweatshops; violence in schools; welfare; and world population.
"The mission of Tolerance.org is to create a national community committed to human rights. Its goal is to awaken people of all ages to the problem of hate and intolerance, to equip them with the best tolerance ideas and to prompt them to act in their homes, schools, businesses and communities. Tolerance.org is a Web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a national non-profit civil rights organization that promotes tolerance and diversity and combats hate and discrimination through education, investigation and litigation.
From the University of Michigan Documents Center, a well organized collection of statistical data. Grouped by major subject area: Agriculture, Business and Industry, Comprehensive Subjects, Consumers, Cost-of-Living, Demographics, Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Finance, Foreign Government Data Sources, Foreign/International Economics, Foreign Trade, Government Finances, Health, Housing, Labor, Military Politics, Science, Sociology, Tourism, Transportation, and Weather.
The Constitution defines the fundamental law of the United States federal government, setting forth the three principal branches of the federal government, outlining their jurisdictions, and propounding the basic rights of U.S. citizens. It has become the landmark legal document of the Western world, and is the oldest written national constitution currently in effect. The essential principle of the document is that government must be confined to the rule of law.
"Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization .... The two-fold mission of Public Agenda is to: Help leaders better understand the public's point of view on major policy issues.... [and] Help citizens better understand critical policy issues so they can make their own more informed and thoughtful decisions. Links are provided to "issue guides" on the following issues: Abortion; America's Global Role; Campaign Finance; Child Care; Crime; the Economy; Education; The Environment; The Family; the Federal Budget; Gay Rights; Health Care; Illegal Drugs; Immigration; Internet Speech/Privacy; Medical Research; Medicare; Poverty and Welfare; Race; Right to Die; and Social Security.