This website gives some sample pages from the book, 50 Debate Prompts for Kids. I liked this because the book first teaches the basic guidelines and reasoning for debates, then equips the teacher with potential topics and how to teach them. This would be useful in any grade classroom because you can adapt the ideas for the different levels, but the objectives for debates stay the same.

This website gives some sample pages from the book, 50 Debate Prompts for Kids. I liked this because the book first teaches the basic guidelines and reasoning for debates, then equips the teacher with potential topics and how to teach them. This would be useful in any grade classroom because you can adapt the ideas for the different levels, but the objectives for debates stay the same.

These lessons teach students about the difference between strong and faulty arguments.  There are several individual and group exercises that guide students through the process of developing claims and counter-arguments, as well as ones that help them identify  common logical fallacies.  The topics provided are light, not only because I didn't want to use topics students might choose to research themselves, but also because they are intended to be debated quickly and without research.  The…

Debating Skills: Teach Your Students the Art of Argument

These lessons teach students about the difference between strong and faulty arguments. There are several individual and group exercises that guide students through the process of developing claims and counter-arguments, as well as ones that help them identify common logical fallacies. The topics provided are light, not only because I didn't want to use topics students might choose to research themselves, but also because they are intended to be debated quickly and without research. The…

Starting Point -- Teaching Entry Level Geoscience.  Learn about instructional methods that work with entry-level geoscience students. This site is designed for faculty and graduate students teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses. Each section describes a teaching method, why/when it is useful, how it can be implemented, and a set of examples spanning the Earth system that can be used in your class.

Starting Point -- Teaching Entry Level Geoscience. Learn about instructional methods that work with entry-level geoscience students. This site is designed for faculty and graduate students teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses. Each section describes a teaching method, why/when it is useful, how it can be implemented, and a set of examples spanning the Earth system that can be used in your class.

This is such an awesome website to help teachers plan debates for their class depending on the content area. It lists rules, roles and evaluation forms! So awesome!

This is such an awesome website to help teachers plan debates for their class depending on the content area. It lists rules, roles and evaluation forms! So awesome!

Sites to Prep Students on Topics for Debate

Sites to Prep Students on Topics for Debate

This outline is designed to help teachers organize effective inquiry-based classroom debates. The documents within this file gives students a step-by-step outline of what they need to include in their debate, what they need to say, and when they need to say it!This activity can be completed in any subject area that requires a comprehensive review into a particular topic.

Classroom Debate Outline: How to organize a friendly class debate on ANY topic

This outline is designed to help teachers organize effective inquiry-based classroom debates. The documents within this file gives students a step-by-step outline of what they need to include in their debate, what they need to say, and when they need to say it!This activity can be completed in any subject area that requires a comprehensive review into a particular topic.

Mastering the art of debate takes time, skills, patience and understanding.Weekly debates in your classroom will have long-lasting benefits for students. Debates encourage critical thinking and effective communication skillsStudents need to be learn to independently research topics and issues and work in a teamwork and/or individually.

Critical Thinking Debate Task Cards

Mastering the art of debate takes time, skills, patience and understanding.Weekly debates in your classroom will have long-lasting benefits for students. Debates encourage critical thinking and effective communication skillsStudents need to be learn to independently research topics and issues and work in a teamwork and/or individually.

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