SIRS® Issues Researcher

SIRS® Issues Researcher
SIRS® Issues Researcher

What is SIRS® Issues Researcher

SIRS® Issues Researcher is an authoritative resource for pro/con issues assignments offering background and analysis on 360+ leading issues. Editorially curated and created content including engaging Essential Questions, and viewpoint articles help build a solid foundation for understanding complex global issues.

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  • Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 360+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, and political issues.

  • Titles include: American History, The Christian Science Monitor, Economist, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Global Viewpoint, Maclean’s, National Geographic, and Newsweek.

  • Content is aligned to state, national, International Baccalaureate, and Common Core standards.

  • Lexile Reading levels are integrated with each full-text article. Available For Use On

  • Trending Leading Issues updated daily

  • Editor’s Picks of Leading Issues updated regularly

  • Daily updating with new content

  • Article Text to Speech

  • Language Translation

  • Citation Generator

  • Integration with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom

  • Responsive design, optimized for viewing on mobile devices

  • Educators’ Resources

  • Standards Correlations tool for state, national and international curriculum standards

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