What's the Issue?: Set 6
Educating the next generation of voters and activists is crucial in the 21st century as pressing issues, including switching to renewable energy and struggling with mental health, begin affecting people at a younger age than ever before. Understanding the facts surrounding such topics is an essential part of making informed decisions. Graphic organizers and full-color photographs provide a foundation for young readers to understand complex topics and formulate their own opinions. These augment the objective narratives, which present information in a neutral way that encourages critical thinking based on facts.
• Accessible language gives young readers the vocabulary needed to engage with current events in an age-appropriate way
• Curriculum-based background information on each issue allows readers to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what's happening in the world around them
• A list of age-appropriate ways to get involved with each issue encourages active citizenship from a young age