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ENG 101 - Controversial Issues Essay #3 (Settle)

This guide contains guidance and recommended sources for completing Ms. Settle's Eng 101 controversial issues assignment.

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Try a search in the following database to learn more about your topic.

Some initial searches might be:

  • Religion and Coronavirus (or Covid 19)
  • Religion and government rights
  • Holistic education
  • Finland and education

Analyze Your Topic

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Who are the people or organizations that determine the United States' policies on religion? Who are the people in American society who hold various opinions about religion?


What are the prevailing attitudes in America toward education, teachers, schools, etc.  What has influenced these attitudes?


Have attitudes toward education in the United States or Finland changed over the years? If so, why and when?

Have there been other times in the United States when a national crisis (like the Corona Virus Pandemic) effected the government's right to restrict religious liberty?


If you are choosing the topic of education in Finland, you may want to do some research on Finland to understand how its culture is different from the U.S. and how this might influence their education policy and practices.


Why is the debate about education or religious liberty important to the future of the United States?