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).
Social Studies teacher utilizes ProCon.org for current events and controversial issues discussions in class. Says his students find ProCon.org useful because they "were able to look at both sides of an issue before making a decision of their own in most cases"
Teacher Mike O'Malley uses ProCon.org as a resource for 90 second debates that serve as a "warm-up" for his classes. "Your format allows my students to at least sound (if not actually be) informed on both sides of the issue."
Library Media Specialist Belinda O'Brien uses ProCon.org for public speaking and research paper information. "I refer to it and have in the past; now I am working in South Africa and want to expose my students to it."
English teacher Peggy Roberts uses ProCon.org in the classroom stating that "I took the pro-con articles, assigned them to individuals randomly, sorted the whole group by article into two groups (Pro Con), had them read the articles, discuss it with their group, form a consensus and elect one person to debate their position with the selected party from the opposing viewpoint."
English and Special Education teacher David Dixon refers students to ProCon.org while researching for persuasive speeches. "It's a great help to students who struggle with pinpointing good web searches."
English teacher Eileen Fernandez-Parker tells her students to use ProCon.org because "Everything they needed to write an argumentation paper was at their fingertips. I use ProCon.org to expose my students to important social and political issues in a safe, unbiased manner. Using great
materials is of the utmost importance."