Current Issues is directed toward teaching high school students to conduct an in-depth study and analysis of important social, economic, and political concerns. Current issues is a dynamic, changing course which meets the students needs for structure and direction, yet allows them the time and freedom to develop research and analysis skills, and to apply them in the formation of intelligent opinions on any issue. Students assist in choosing some of the topics to be analyzed. Some issues selected will provide opportunities for class investigation, while other topics will provide impetus for independent research. Students will use printed, electronic, and visual media to keep current on important news events.