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Teaching Debate to ESL Students

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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What should I watch for in the debates?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Prepare your classes for election year debates with a series of activities that model how to watch televised debates and how to evaluate the moderators as well as the debaters.
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Grab ‘N Go Debate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that provides debaters with the background information and worksheets they will need when planning a policy debate. Templates and sentence frames, as well as a rationale for using debates in the classroom, are included...
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Honors Senior Seminar Debate Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
High school seniors demonstrate their mastery of speech and debate skills by participating in a competitive debate project. The assignment packet not only lists the benefits of engaging in competitive debates, but also describes in...
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The Waterfront Debate

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders debate a resolution about a planned waterfront community from the point of view of various interest groups. They have a "Town Meeting" in which members from each interest group debate their researched opinions for points....
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Writing Resolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students prepare for Youth Voices Forum by writing resolutions using actual format employed by United Nations. Students explore components of resolution, including formal language, and practice writing and critiquing resolutions.
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Language, Communication, and Successful Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers consider how communication skills may diffuse conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson, students play a word game and discuss how vocabulary may contribute to creating conflict of diffusing it.
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Iraq: War and Peace Activities

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Hold a debate in this critical thinking and persuasion instructional activity. First, middle schoolers are divided into two teams. They debate the question, "Can a war ever be just?" Each team presents their side and then a vote is held...
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The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the purpose of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An insightful resource explains nuclear tensions in the Middle East and Iranian weapon development that contributed to the Nuclear Deal in 2013. Academics learn the agreement limited...
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Model UN Simulation on Population Control Policies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a Model UN Simulation Activity in which they take the role of country delegates and NGO representatives in an attempt to develop and debate resolutions that seek to provide remedies to the problems of...
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Compromise, Resolution, and Synthesis

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Provide your debaters with a graphic organizer that asks them to select a topic and then list for the first position key points and arguments, possible compromise and systhesis, and key points and arguments for their second position. 
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Debate over Reconstruction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Civil War instructional activity, students examine sources regarding the views of Lincoln and Douglas about...
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Racial Profiling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students debate both positions on the controversial topic of racial profiling with support for each and then develop a consensus position on how racial profiling as a law enforcement tool should be used.
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Net Neutrality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should net neutrality be restored? Scholars prepare for a class debate on the topic using the included website. After reading a brief introduction to the issue, they review the main pros and cons in an attempt to arrive at an informed...
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Sanctuary Cities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding, or do they defy federal laws? That is precisely the question scholars attempt to answer as they prepare for a class discussion or debate. After reading some brief background information,...
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Lesson 13: The Debate for Independence

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders argue the pros and cons of declaring independence. For this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders simulate a meeting of the Second Continental Congress and convince delegates to accept or reject Richard Henry Lee's...
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"We, the People": New Voices in the Constitutional Debates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the goals set out for the Constitution. They examine the resolutions arrived at to resolve three major conflicts which arose during the writing of the Constitution. They discuss or write down a one-sentence summary of...
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Debate: Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils hold formal debate on the Death with Dignity Act. After researching information in the library, they record it on index cards. They prepare construction, cross examination, and rebuttal speeches.
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The Congressional Record

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
For history teachers, history buffs, or the would-be politicians in your class, this app offers up an insider's perspective on the day-to-day discussions that take place on the floor of the United States House of Representatives and...
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Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Have respect for the dead!" Scholars investigate how science and religion often clash. As they look into the laws of science and the laws of religion, the legal ramifications at the federal level of both play into an argument they...
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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are the complicated legacies of the Vietnam War? Learners consider the question as they examine videos and primary sources from the conflict. After examining footage and documents such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and an op-ed...
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Youth Voices: Fair Access to Resources and Quality of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student delegates conduct "United Nations" style session in which they are challenged to develop resolution or resolutions that address how to feed growing population, taking into consideration quality of life and impact on environment.
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Wall to Peace: Deconstructing Divisions Among People and Cultures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze quotes and poetry related to relationships in society. In this civics lesson, students participate in small group debate game and focus on communication skills that reinforce civil discussion. Students reflect and...
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Supply & Demand: Finite Resources, Infinite Needs

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss conflict resolution strategies they use in real life. They listen to "Getting to Yes" about principled negotiation. They negotiate the distribution of goodies on a table according to rules and time constraints. They...

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