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The ancient Sumerians considered prostitution an official profession, along with doctors and barbers. Using the resource, scholars conduct research to decide if prostitution should be legal. They view a historical timeline of prostitution and review US federal and state prostitution laws along with their related punishments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to submit their own opinions about the debate topic 
Classroom Considerations

  • Potentially sensitive and mature subject matter
  • Requires Internet access
  • Research time depends on student needs

  • Includes polls, surveys, and colorful graphs showing the opinions of various organizations 
  • For added perspective, provides an overview of the prostitution policies of 100 different countries 

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