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  1. Big Ideas (Categories of Thought)
    1. Big Ideas broken down into parts
    2. Big Topics within each part
  2. Big Debates within those topics
  3. Causes that people rally around within the Big Debates
  4. Schools ~of Thought and positions taken inside big debates 
  5. Claims or Propositions make up one school of thought’s position or belief about a big debate and define its difference to other schools of thought.
  6. Books advance one major claim or collections of smaller claims aimed to advance a Big Debate for one school of thought, or to compare the differences between schools of thought about a big debate.
  7. People lead schools of thought and use books, articles, or the actions in news stories, to advance or refine schools of thought.
  8. Ongoing Stories are the developments of people in news stories that advance or refine a school of thought’s position in a big debate.
  9. Position Camps: Specific camps on specific topics, organized under schools of thought.
  10. Specific Topics are the collection of issues, ideas, or aspects that compose ongoing stories. Articles and news stories usually address, define and make arguments for specific topics.
  11. Article are thought leadership pieces that advance a specific topic.
  12. New Stories – cover something that people did to advance a specific topic of an ongoing story.
  13. Propositions are the claims that a journalist  makes to describe what a person did in a news story, or what an author argues for in an article. 
  14. Arguments are the reasons (facts, evidence, or logical premises) to believe that a proposition is true or happened.
  15. Citations are the actual sources from which the reason came that composed the argument. (Articles, Books, People, News events)


  1. Big Ideas – Category
  2. Big Debates – Category
    1. Causes – Category
    2. Claims or Propositions -X
    3. Schools of Thought – Category
      1. Books – X
      2. People – X 
  3. Ongoing Story – Category
    1. Position Camps
      1. Specific Topics
    2. Article
    3. New Article
      1. Propositions
        1. Arguments
        2. Citations