Fighting in Hockey

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At best, fighting in hockey makes the sport more entertaining; at worst, fighting could lead to death. Pupils read background information about the prevalence of fighting in hockey since the 1917 formation of the National Hockey League. Next, they read three pros and cons to determine if fighting should be allowed in the sport. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pre-teach debate vocabulary to make sure students understand words such as argument, rebuttal, and opponent
  • Have small groups discuss and compare fighting and violence in other sports like football or boxing
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to computers with Internet to research debate topics
  • Includes a comprehensive list of footnotes
  • Allows users to participate in an online poll to share their opinions
  • Does not provide a thorough evaluation of the topic