3,755 schools in 50 states and 56 countries (that we know of, as of Apr. 16, 2013) had teachers and librarians who have used ProCon.org in their teaching and reference materials.
Those elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities are listed below along with links to the lessons themselves whenever available.
We add schools to this list when we see that an educator (not a student) from that school has referenced ProCon.org, usually in a lesson plan, suggested resources list, social media reference to our content, published work, or as a response to our two-minute Teacher/Librarian Survey.
Countries where schools use ProCon.org, in alphabetical order by country (mouse over flag to see country name).
English teacher uses ProCon.org to teach students "that there are two sides to every controversial issue." Uses ProCon.org for research, persuasive writing, and to help students decide between fact and opinion.
Provides online information for Feb.6, 2008 Primary Election under "2008 Presidential Candidate Summary - Compare All the Candidates and their Positions on 42 Issues." Links to 2008 Election ProCon.org.
Teacher/Reading Specialist Marshella Maricle says the following: "In teaching to our state standard, I am expected to expose students to persuasive texts... I chose a couple grade appropriate topics and provided the pro/con arguments and research I found at ProCon.org... The research from your site allowed the focus to remain on the writing and prevented my students (who are still relatively new to effective research techniques) from getting 'lost' in the research process."
English teacher uses ProCon.org as "an introduction to persuasive writing" and states that "the site has been very useful. Middle school students are notoriously emotional – and just getting them to see both sides of an issue can be a chore. This site is very easy to navigate, and students actually enjoyed seeing the pros and cons side by side. Critical thinking skills are still a work in progress here – so this is a fantastic tool!"