4 Corner Debate

Strongly agree? Agree? Disagree? Or strongly disagree? Here's a 4 Corner Debate format that requires class members to collaborate and build an argument to support their stance on a controversial issue.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • As part of the debriefing, ask those class members who changed groups to identify the argument that caused them to change their stance on the topic
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes that a safe and respectful classroom environment for discussion of controversial topics has been developed
Pros

  • A list of suggested debate topics is included in the packet
Cons

  • None