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Debate Resources for Academy Participants
1.Start with one or two databases and read the overviews and points of view articles:
Issues & Controversies (Be careful of the dates of the articles you use. Some of what is in this database is old.)
 
This is my preferred database for this purpose. You can also get there from EBSCO Explora by selecting "Other databases" and choosing "Points of View" from the list.
Two ways to search (try both!):
Browse by category - click on More + to see all topics under the appropriate heading (under Schools and Education, you might try "College Education & Student Loan Debt" or "Student Loan Debt")
Use the Search box in upper left to try a topic that is a bit different from the ones listed (for example, try "Free College Tuition")
 
2.Look within the database to see if there are any magazine or newspaper articles that may give you more information.
3.Use the bibliographies provided at the end of the articles to see if there are any links to sources outside the database that will take you to useful information or statistics.
 
For your free public college tuition topic consider the following websites after you have done your background reading. These may provide data to support your arguments (but they will not tell you what the arguments are).
"Where Do Your Tax Dollars Actually Go" from USA Today (federal taxes)
"The Governor's FY 2019 Budget in Brief" (see p. 10 for higher education spending)
"New Jersey State Budget and Finances" on BallotPedia (look for "Higher Education"under Spending by Function and Spending Trends, for interesting comparisons)
 
Use EBSCO Explora and web browsers to search for combinations of terms such as (but not limited to):
higher education and economy
higher education and health
college education and crime
employment and educational attainment
 
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Roman Newspaper Project
Start by signing in to Noodletools and creating a project, so you're ready to save citations for any sources you use. Leave this tab open while you research. You can share one project works cited with your partner, so you can both add citations. If you need help, ask Ms. Lewis.
 
Databases (see BMS Online Databases spreadsheet for login information)
  Browse under "Topic Centers" or search for a specific topic (e.g., gladiators, Twelve Tables, Pompeii)
  1. Use thoughtful search terms and phrases
  e.g., ancient rome gladiator, ancient rome women, ancient roman coins, ancient rome pirates
  maybe use truncation: ancient rom* = ancient rome, ancient roman, ancient romans
  ancient rom* politic* =
  2. Scan result list carefully
  Do not use "review" type articles; stick with encyclopedia and magazine articles.
  Do not judge an article by its headline; read the brief summary.
  Look beyond the first page of results.
  3. If you have the option to view the article pdf, it will look nicer and include images, otherwise, html is fine
Websites
Khan Academy: A Beginner's Guide to Ancient Rome (Important note: each web page or video linked on this site would require its own citation)
Google Arts and Culture (search for real Roman artifacts now in museums, with descriptions, for advertisement ideas, e.g. Rome or Roman jewel*, coin, helmet, cup, silver, mosaic, fresco, dish, glass, etc.)