Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills

This Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills worksheet also includes:

"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 this resource that provides great scaffolding for class debates. After viewing and evaluating several debates, class members research a question and engage in a debate of the topic.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have Speech and Debate Club members mentor debate groups
Classroom Considerations

  • The files take considerable time to load
Pros

  • The resource includes suggestions for debate topics in various disciplines, as well as information about several debate formats
Cons

  • None