Court Rejects New York City’s Portion Cap For Sugary Drinks

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Should city government be allowed to limit the size of sugary drinks? Class members read and analyze an article from the Huffington Post examining former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban in 2014.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • The final discussion question, which concludes with the question "Do we need the government to help 'protect us from ourselves'?", can prompt an extensive discussion and writing opportunities. Remember to offer enough time for brainstorming, clarification, and discussion of opposing arguments before asking pupils to compose any writing
Classroom Considerations
  • The focus of the follow-up discussion questions are on how well the article is balanced and the strength of the arguments made
Pros
  • Content is recent and relevant
  • Great opportunity for news/primary source analysis
  • Includes full article text and discussion questions
  • Strong application to Common Core Standards
Cons
  • None