Should the government rate music? Are teen juries a good idea? Is space exploration worth the money? Your learners will think critically to tackle these interesting questions, and practice their ability to form persuasive arguments by participating in a debate.
- Encourage learners to consider pros and cons beyond what is provided on the worksheet, and to include appropriate examples or evidence when possible
- Vary how you introduce these debate prompts. For example, you can begin with a silent brainstorm and then group conversation for one of the prompts, have learners think-pair-share for another, and finally assign one of the prompts as a homework assignment to be discussed the following day
- Prompts are separated onto individual worksheets, each with an introduction and sample Yes/No reasoning
- Opportunity to practice both public speaking and persuasive writing