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German arms exports abroad Can Germany deliver arms to Iraq?


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This teaching aid on the subject of arms exports for discussions and discussions in the classroom is prepared for direct use in social sciences / politics in secondary schools. The subject of arms trade is specifically prepared for constructive discussions and disputes in the classroom. The current case of Iraq is also dealt with in detail.

These current worksheets are part of the station learning Conflicts and Crisis Regions.

German arms exports have doubled in recent years. The topic is regularly discussed - especially when questionable deals come to light. This is not just about the fundamental question of whether arms exports should be allowed or prohibited.

The debate on arms exports recently received new impetus from the German government's decision to send weapons to Kurdish Peshmerga militias in Iraq to fight against Islamist ISIS.

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German Arms Exports Abroad - Can Germany Deliver Arms to Iraq?

Facts provide information on the controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view and pro / con arguments facilitate the formation of opinions.

Content:

  • Facts
  • The theses
  • Arguments: PRO and CON
  • Tasks and information on how to solve them
  • Useful internet links on the topic
  • Didactic information on the use of the material

The "gay marriage" - arguments for
and against equal rights for homosexual couples


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This teaching aid for direct use in SoWi / politics in secondary school prepares the topic of gay marriage for constructive discussions and disputes in the classroom.

So-called gay marriage is already possible in many countries, but has not yet been implemented in others - including Germany. But what speaks against gay marriage and what for it? The current debate raises many questions that are not easy to answer. Shouldn't homosexual couples be given the same rights as heterosexual couples? Or does this harm
the classic marriage?

“Facts - Theses - Arguments” provides material for discussions in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently in the media and relevant to the classroom. Facts provide information on the controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view and pro / contra arguments facilitate the formation of opinions.


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The "gay marriage" - arguments for and against equal rights for homosexual couples

Content:

  • Facts
  • The theses
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Tasks and information on how to solve them
  • Useful internet links on the topic
  • Didactic information on the use of the material


Green genetic engineering: should GM maize be allowed to be grown in Germany?

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This teaching aid for direct use in teaching SoWi / Politics deals with the topic of “green genetic engineering” as a sub-problem of the areas of world nutrition and future technologies.

Hardly any future technology divides society as much as so-called “green genetic engineering”.

While proponents see the modified plants as a great opportunity to solve the global food crisis, critics fear considerable and uncontrollable damage to people and the environment.

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Green genetic engineering: should GM maize be allowed to be grown in Germany?



Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the controversial topic, theses formulate various points of view that are publicly represented, and arguments for and against make it easier to find opinions.



Between the debt crisis and the rescue package - will the European Union save itself?

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This teaching aid for direct use deals with the European austerity policy and compares the central positions on this conflict-ridden topic. On March 2, 2012, the European Fiscal Compact was signed by the vast majority of EU countries. In the newly established fiscal union, the members committed themselves to make decisions about austerity policies together. This strived for, tough austerity policy in Europe has both supporters
as well as opponents.

Fact-Theses-Arguments provides the complete material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently represented in the media and relevant to the classroom.

Facts provides appropriate, well-founded information on the current issue, theses formulated in
The different points of view represented by the media and the presented pro and contra arguments facilitate one's own opinion-finding.

This material is particularly suitable for SoWi lessons. However, it can also be used in the German subject.


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Between the debt crisis and the rescue package
Is the European Union saving itself broken?


Content:

  • Facts: Background to the European austerity policy
  • Theses: Knapp formulates the different positions
  • Arguments: Pros and Cons to European austerity policy
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks

Care allowance or herd bonus?

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This teaching aid for direct use in teaching in secondary school deals with the political project of childcare allowance. The nationwide introduction of this financial allowance is planned for 2013 for families who decide against institutional care and a longer home education for their child.

Many politicians, above all members of the CSU, are in favor of a childcare allowance. Opponents of the childcare allowance - including numerous politicians - in turn fear that this “stove bonus” would give even fewer children sufficient support before starting school.

“Facts-Theses-Arguments” provides material for discussions in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently in the media and relevant to teaching. Facts provide information on the controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view and pro / contra arguments facilitate the formation of opinions.

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Care allowance or herd bonus?


Content:
  • Facts
  • The theses
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Tasks and information on how to solve them
  • Useful internet links on the topic
  • Didactic information on the use of the material


Does Germany need the quota for women?

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European politics and economy have long been concerned with the question of whether a gender-oriented allocation of offices, posts and jobs is meaningful or meaningless.


A solution to the problem does not seem to be in sight. Both areas can make different arguments for themselves.

This teaching aid provides material for discussions or disputes in the classroom and provides information on current topics that are relevant to the classroom.

Facts provide appropriate and well-founded information on the current issue, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media.

And the pros and cons arguments presented make it easier for you to find your own position.


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Needs Germany
the quota for women?


Content:

Facts:
  • Background to the current discussion about the quota for women within German politics and economy
Theses:
  • The different positions in the media
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What speaks for / against the tripartite school system?

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The poor performance of German students in the international PISA tests has triggered a series of debates about the reform needs of the German education system. Above all, this also affects the customary differentiation of the secondary level into grammar school, secondary school and secondary school.

This worksheet lists facts and opinions regarding the tripartite school system and tries to bring a differentiated picture into this discussion. It is suitable for use in German, SoWi and history lessons.

Facts - Theses - Arguments provides material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics relevant to the classroom that are currently in the media. Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the current issue, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media and the arguments for and against make it easier for you to find your own opinion.

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  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks

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What speaks for / against that
tripartite education system?

Content:

Facts:
  • The structure of the school system (using the example of BW)
  • The traditional courses
  • Comprehensive School

Theses: The different positions


Arguments: PRO and CONTRA

  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks

NATO's out-of-area missions - is the alliance still up to date?

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Many opponents of the alliance did not only take command of the implementation of UN Resolution 1973 against Libya at the end of March 2011.

Since the end of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, voices had been raised that the defense alliance had lost its raison d'etre.

While NATO itself has been claiming a new identity and, accordingly, new fields of activity for the past ten years, observers - also and above all because of the still dominant role of the USA - sometimes even see this organization, which they consider outdated, as a potential threat to world peace.

The series Facts - Theses - Arguments provides the complete material for a discussion or a dispute in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently in the media or relevant to the classroom. The facts provide appropriate and well-founded information on the current issue, the theses formulate the different points of view represented in the media and with the help of the pros and cons arguments presented, it is easier to find your own position.

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NATO's out-of-area missions - is the alliance still up to date?

This material is suitable for interdisciplinary use in SoWi, politics, ethics and history lessons.

Content:

  • Facts:
    • The current situation
    • The background information
    • The reactions
  • Theses: The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks

Arguments: PRO and CONTRA


Preimplantation Diagnostics - On the Way to the Designer Baby of the Future?

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In July 2010 the Federal Court of Justice ruled that pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD) does not violate the Embryo Protection Act. The parties are now struggling to find a new legal solution to the controversially discussed problem. Above all, opponents fear that PGD is only the first step towards the perfect designer baby of the future.

This teaching aid provides comprehensive information about pre-implantation diagnostics and the discussion about its legal and ethical anchoring in society. Facts provide appropriate and well-founded information on the current issue, theses formulate the different points of view represented in the media and with the help of the pros and cons arguments presented, it is easier to find your own position.

Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks

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Pro and contra arguments
for discussions in school / studies

Content:

Facts:
  • What is Preimplantation Diagnostics?
  • What regulations
    is there international?
  • What is the current status of the discussion in Germany?
Theses:
  • The different positions in society

Arguments: PRO and CONTRA


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The book “Germany abolishes itself” by the former Berlin Senator for Finance, Thilo Sarrazin, sparked a major media debate about the status of integration in the summer of 2010.

Politicians from all parties argue about problems and ways of integration. In a newspaper interview, CSU boss Horst Seehofer threw the old concept of a German “leading culture” into the debate and expressed himself skeptical about immigration from “other cultures”.

Fact-Theses-Arguments provides the complete material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently represented in the media and relevant to the classroom. Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the current controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media and the arguments for and against make it easier for you to find your own opinion.

This material is particularly suitable for SoWi lessons, but can also be used in German.

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Needs Germany
a ´guiding culture´ ??


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Facts:

Background information
The debate
The reaction

Theses: The different positions

Arguments: PRO and CONTRA

Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks




The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo is the next test for German-Chinese relations after the 2008 Olympic Games.

Human rights organizations regularly publish alarming reports of human rights violations in the People's Republic of China. At the same time, China is of great importance in the global financial market and has developed into a major economic power. The German government is striving for close economic cooperation and often only cautiously addresses these grievances.



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Content:

Facts: Human rights and economic interests in German-Chinese relations

Theses: The different positions in the media

Arguments: PRO and CONTRA

Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks


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Facts and theses arguments provides material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on current topics that are relevant to the classroom. Facts provide appropriate information on the controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media and the presented pros and cons make it easier to find your own position History, German, religion, and ethics lessons can be used.


What speaks for / against extending the service life of German nuclear power plants?
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In September 2010, the black and yellow federal government decided to extend the so-called remaining life of nuclear power plants in Germany by up to 14 years. This is also called exaggeratedly “exiting from the exit”. The debate about the pros and cons of nuclear power is further fueled by this and the way in which the government's decision was made.

The series Facts - Theses - Arguments provides the material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics that are current and relevant to the classroom. Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the current controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media and the presented pros and cons make it easier to find your own position.


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  • Facts:
    • The debate
    • The background information
    • The reaction
  • Theses: The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks





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The Federal Constitutional Court is currently deliberating on the Treaty of Lisbon, because critics have lodged constitutional complaints against the reform treaty. You accuse the EU of growing democratic deficits and the erosion of state sovereignty. The influence of the Bundestag on European legislation will be severely restricted. The will of the electorate is also not adequately asserted through the EU Parliament.

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  • Facts: - The debate - The background information - The reaction
  • Theses: The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks




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Is the Lisbon Treaty compatible with the Basic Law?


 



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The new US President Barack Obama has announced that it will close the controversial prison camp on Guantanamo and release non-dangerous or innocent prisoners. It is now being discussed whether Europe could possibly accept some of these prisoners, as they may be threatened with torture in their country, but they also do not want to stay in America.
Content:
  • Facts:
    • Background information
    • The debate
    • The reaction
  • Theses: The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks



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Should Germany take in Guantanamo prisoners?






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Voting computers are now used in many countries. Such machines have already been used in Germany to make processes easier. In March 2009, however, the Federal Constitutional Court issued a legal ban on voting computers

Content:

Facts:
  • The voting computer
  • The experiences so far
  • Vulnerabilities
Theses:
  • The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA

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What speaks for / against the use of voting computers?



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The financial crisis is keeping Germany and the world in suspense. The establishment of a so-called “bad bank” is now being discussed. The banks are to be relieved of bad loans and given them more room for maneuver. But in the worst case scenario, the taxpayer would have to bear the risk of speculation.

This worksheet provides information on the “bad bank” and presents the positions and the most important pro and contra arguments. It provides material for discussions and disputes and provides information on topics that are current and relevant to the classroom.
  • Facts:
  • Theses: The different positions · * Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks


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Needs Germany
a "bad bank"?




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What speaks for and what against tax cuts?


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As a result of the global economic crisis, the economy is also paralyzing in Germany. In order to counteract this development, the Federal Government is planning, among other things, tax cuts for German citizens with its Economic Stimulus Package II. But this approach to economic reform is not without controversy.

The opposing positions on the subject of “tax cuts” are presented in this material. This material is suitable for use in SoWi and politics lessons.

Facts - Theses - Arguments provides the complete material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics that are currently in the media and relevant to the classroom. Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the current issue, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media, and the arguments for and against make it easier for you to find your own opinion.


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  • Facts: - The debate - The background information - The reaction
  • Theses: The different positions
  • Arguments: PRO and CONTRA
  • Didactic considerations for use in the classroom and specific tasks



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This teaching aid for direct use in social sciences and politics clarifies the phenomena and problems of the elites in Germany.

With the introduction of the elite universities and the so-called Excellence Initiative, the discussion about the terminology has become more explosive, especially in recent years.

Does promoting the elite make sense or does it run counter to equal opportunities and social justice?

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provides all the material for discussions and disputes in class and provides information on topics that are currently in the media and relevant to the classroom.

Facts provide appropriate,
in-depth information on
Current controversial topic, theses formulate different points of view represented in the media and the presented pro and contra arguments make it easier for you to find your own opinion.

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Use in lessons and specific tasks


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Does Germany need elites?




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Facts:

  • The debate
  • The background information
  • The reactions

Theses:

  • The different positions
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After Gunther von Hagen caused controversial discussions for years with his Body Worlds exhibitions, the dispute about human dignity gained new impetus in November 2010. With great media interest, the anatomist presented his online shop, through which specialists can order human plastinates.

The series Facts - Theses - Arguments provides the material for discussions and disputes in the classroom and provides information on topics that are current and relevant to the classroom.

Facts provide appropriate, well-founded information on the current issue, formulate theses
different viewpoints represented in the media and
the pros and cons arguments presented make it easier for you to find your own position.

This material is suitable for use in German, SoWi, ethics and religion classes.

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Gunther von Hagen's "Body Worlds"
- Art, science or breaking a taboo?



Content:

Facts:
  • The debate
  • The background information
  • The reaction

Theses: The different positions

Arguments: PRO and CONTRA


Further controversial topics from politics and economy (Part II)