Senate Floor Debate

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Take your classroom debate to the Senate floor! A thorough resource teaches learners about the debate process in the Senate. After watching video clips, pupils conduct research to prepare for a peer debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign multiple topics for debate that each individual finds meaningful, and rotate groups for the debate
  • Consider working with the speech/debate teacher
Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss appropriate debate behavior beforehand¬†
Pros

  • Supplies great ideas for how to get started with a simulated Senate floor debate
Cons

  • Not an all-in-one resource
  • Directions are a little vague