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Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
"Advertising has no impact on whether people buy something." "Looting is morally permissible during national disasters and emergencies." "Gay teenagers should be allowed to take dates to the prom." Considering a class debate? Check out...
Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate Curriculum
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you affirm and negate a statement of value? What is refutation? Interested in debate? Introduce your class to the format of the Lincoln Douglas debate with 14 lessons, designed to be used in order, so that debaters learn the logic...
Criteria for Evaluating Debate Performance
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Behind every successful debate is a list of clearly stated criteria. Let your debaters know exactly how their performance will be evaluated with this packet that details the content, preparation, structure, and grading policy that will...
Parts of Argument I: Film Debates
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What can you learn from watching others make an argument? Incorporate famous debate and courtroom movie scenes into a lesson on argumentative writing. As learners view the ways that characters craft their arguments, they note the claims,...
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 9: Debating Imperialism
10th - 11th CCSS: Designed
To gain an understanding of Imperialism, class members read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden" and Mark Twain's essay, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness." Groups compare these perceptions of non-white cultures with the...
The Alaska Purchase: Debating the Sale from Russian and U.S. Perspectives
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Seward's Folly or brilliant strategic move? Class members investigate primary source documents from each country to determine the rationales behind the sale and purchase of Alaska, and then stage a debate.
Debate and Reasoning as Academics
7th - 12th
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic language. Choose one for the whole class, and then split into small groups or partners and assign one to each!
Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class
9th - 12th
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night...
Stage a Debate: A Primer for Teachers (Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format)
3rd - 12th
For a comprehensive overview of debate styles and formats, look at this resource. It details the Lincoln-Douglas debate format (one-to-one debate with specific, timed rounds of points, cross-examination, and rebuttals). You can also find...