Ms. Foster, 6th Grade Language Arts

 
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Resources for Debates:

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Plastic bags and bottles:
 
Where Thoreau Lived, Crusade Over Bottles:
 
New life for plastic bottles: Drink up!:
 
Cool, clear water ... bottles? (health beat):
 
Plastic Bag Bans Protect the Environment:
 
Plastic Bag Bans Do Not Protect the Environment:
 
Mandatory Recycling Wastes Resources:
 
Recycling Does Not Reduce Waste:
 
Plastic Bags Are Useful and Should Not Be Banned:
 
Bag battle: should towns ban plastic bags?:
 
Bye-bye, bags!
 
Seeing a Pitched Battle Over Plastic Bags:
 
All bottled up:
 
  
 Violent video games for kids:
Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Violence:
 
 

Violent Video Games Are a Form of Free Speech:

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Introduction to Video Games: Opposing Viewpoints:

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Video games could be next big export:

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Are video games the key to world peace?

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Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?:

http://videogames.procon.org/

Do video games lead to violence?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/health/video-games-and-violence/index.html

Can playing video games be good for kids?

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/good-gaming.html

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/video-games-good-for-us_n_4164723.html

Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp:

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20130501/video-game-may-help-keep-aging-brains-sharp

Video game play may provide learning, health, social benefits, review finds:

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/02/video-game.aspx

The Impact of Video Games:

http://www.pamf.org/parenting-teens/general/media-web/videogames.html

The positive effect of action video games:  Speed of visual processing:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201001/the-positive-effect-action-video-games-speed-visual-processing

Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/08/08/338855459/playing-video-games-can-help-or-hurt-depending-on-who-you-ask

Why video games may be good for you:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130826-can-video-games-be-good-for-you

Pit bulls as pets:

Man's best friend? Dogfight brews over pit bull bans:

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A Dog Who Was Pure Muscle And All Heart:

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Dogs attack schoolchildren, killing one and mauling another:

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Montreal's Pit Bull Ban Suspended Until Wednesday:

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Montreal considering appeal of court ruling on pit bulls:

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Pit Bulls: What's Hype, What's Not:

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/pit-bulls-safety

 Position Statement on Pit Bulls:

 
Why It Matters That PetSmart Discriminates Against Pit Bulls:
 
 
Junk food in schools: