Introducing Debate in the Classroom

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Considering organizing a speech and debate club? check out this packet that contains all the information you need to get started.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Combine the debate lessons with lesson on public speaking
Classroom Considerations

  • The purpose of the seven-unit resource is to promote debate and to help educators get involved in debate-related activities such as Youth Parliament
Pros

  • The 31-page packet includes a rationale for using debates as an instructional tool, introductory materials, an overview of the debate format, details of case structure, and lesson plans
Cons

  • The resource is most appropriate for debate classes and/or clubs