Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?

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Almost 600,000 Americans are arrested each year for marijuana possession. Pupils decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use after reading state-by-state laws and the top pro and con arguments. The resource also includes a fascinating history of recreational marijuana. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have each team design an informative poster to reference during debates
Classroom Considerations

  • Controversial and mature debate topic
  • Requires headphones for watching videos
Pros

  • Allows individuals to dig deeper by accessing source biographies and footnotes
  • Includes a video gallery 
Cons

  • None