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Beowulf Debate Activities
In these 5 debate activities, students consider key, debatable questions regarding the Beowulf text such as whether or not Beowulf is a success or failure as an epic hero. Students are to compile evidence for BOTH sides of the argument in preparation for a class debate and then write an analytical/
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Patriot Act Controversy - Reading, Questions, Debate Activity, Assignment, etc.
Patriot Act Controversy - Reading, Questions, Debate Activity, Assignment, etc. - This 16 page resource centers on the Patriot Act and the controversy surrounding its role in post September 11th (9/11) United States. The resource contains a two page reading on the creation of the Patriot Act follow
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Julius Caesar Pre-Reading Informal Debate Activity (Common Core Aligned)
Get your students moving with this engaging pre-reading activity that introduces some of the key themes of Julius Caesar while having students taking a stand (literally!) and presenting arguments on the fly. Students will first complete an anticipation guide, taking a stance on controversial stat
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Psychology Research Methods Unit Animal Research Debate Activity
Psychology Research Methods Unit Animal Research Debate Activity includes: Student task and direction sheet, graphic organizer for their arguments, and note guide for the debate. Fully editable to suit your needs. *Please note students can get VERY passionate about this topic. *Please email me with
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Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Lesson and Mini-Debate Activity
Have your students think critically about why deforestation happens in the Amazon Rainforest and why it is a problem by having them participate in a "mini-debate" activity. This lesson plan will provide context for the mini-debate by teaching the issue of deforestation using the Dr. Seuss classic, T
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Athens vs. Sparta: Lesson and Debate Activity
It's the battle of the Greek city-states in this fun lesson! Students complete a reading and a chart about the Athenian and Spartan city-states, then are guided through a structured debate activity to determine which society was more successful overall. Students are assigned city-states and debate
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Christopher Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate Activity Socratic
This lesson provides a fun and educationally structured debate for students to discuss the controversy regarding Columbus Day. I've included two readings which provide opposing viewpoints for students to review before they debate, a graphic organizer to help them organize their ideas, an exit ticke

Also included in: The Meeting of Three Worlds Full Unit Bundle 7 Engaging Lessons and Assessment

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Night, Elie Wiesel: Pre-Reading Informal Debate Activity
Elie Wiesel’s haunting memoir, Night, is a story that lends itself to thoughtful class discussion. Hook your students from the start with this engaging pre-reading activity that introduces some of the key themes of Night, while having students taking a stand (literally!) and presenting arguments on
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Ancient Greece Lesson Plan - Comparing Athens and Sparta Debate Activity
In this lesson, students read about the Ancient Greek City-States of Athens and Sparta. For each city-state, students are given a 1 and a half page article that discusses: 1. Culture 2. Government 3. Role of Women More specifically, the articles describe: 1. why Sparta was devoted to creating a
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Letter from Birmingham Jail Pre-Reading Informal Debate Activity
Hook your students from the start as they connect to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In this “Five Corners” informal debate activity, students take a stand (literally!) on controversial statements related to themes in "Letter," vote with their feet by walking to areas of the

Also included in: Letter from Birmingham Jail BUNDLE: Rhetorical Analysis Close Reading Unit & PPT

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War of 1812 War Hawks and Doves Debate Activity
War of 1812 War Hawks vs. Doves: A Debate Activity of the Opposing Viewpoints on the War of 1812 Aim: Should the United States remain neutral in the quarrel with Great Britain? Included in this product: • Cover Page • Hawks and Doves At-A-Glance graphic organizer • Yes/No graphic organizer for e
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Mao Zedong (HERO OR VILLAIN) Common Core Reading-Debate-Activity Bundle
Lesson plan with all directions, objectives, essential questions bundle. I have done this with my class multiple times and they love to argue and discuss how leaders can be responsible for good and bad. This can be used for anywhere from 1 to 3 days. Starts with close read on the Long March. Th
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Civil War Informal Debate Activity—Fun for Preview or Review
Get your students moving with this engaging informal debate activity that introduces some of the most important issues of the American Civil War while having students taking a stand (literally!), supporting their arguments with evidence, and presenting them on the fly. Great for a pre-unit activi
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American Flag Texas v. Johnson Informal Debate Activity
Doing a lesson on Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion and/or the newspaper editorial “American Flag Stands for Tolerance”? Or perhaps you are teaching more generally about the First Amendment or the concept of freedom of speech? Hook your students from the start with this engaging activity that has t
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Climate Regions Lesson with Power Point, Worksheet, and Debate Activity
This resource goes over how the Earth is divided into different climate zones. This lesson goes over the main six zones as well as some of the sub-climates within them. The presentation and work sheet are catered to late elementary through middle school students. Maps are included for each of the cl
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Macbeth Debate Activity:  Constructing Oral and Written Arguments
In this set of debate activities by Bespoke ELA, students will participate in a series of debates in response to "yes/no" questions about Shakespeare's play Macbeth. There are 10 debate questions in all. Students will collect evidence to support both sides of the argument and then debate a side wi
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Aristotle's Poetics: Excerpts, Debate Activity, & MORE
Task: To analyze Shakespeare’s work in terms of Aristotle’s literary theories from Poetics Objectives: To develop criteria for analyzing literary elements To support analysis with textual evidence To use rhetorical skills for constructing and supporting oral and written arguments To construct a
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Industrial Revolution Big Business and Labor Debate Activity
The following is a Debate Activity which comes a step by step lesson plan as well as three separate activities including the debate. First is a set of 8 questions regarding Big Business and Labor during Industrialization which will allow for students to gain a base of knowledge. Second is a Flow C
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Prayer in School Debate Activity (ENGLE v Vitale) Print & Digital
This is a fun and engaging activity for secondary students to debate the controversial issue of prayer in public schools. Students will analyze the debate of separation of church and state and the 1st amendment of the Constitution by participating in “philosophical chairs”. They will also be able to
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Age of Imperialism Lesson Plan: Origins and Effects Debate Activity
This lesson plan is focused on the rationales for imperialism and its effects. The lesson begins with a brief PowerPoint to set up the topic and give students their directions for the debate. For the activity, the class is divided into 5 teams. The first team serves as leaders of a nation. The
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The Jungle, Upton Sinclair: Pre-Reading Informal Debate Activity
Hook your students from the start with this engaging pre-reading activity that introduces some of the key themes of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, while having students taking a stand (literally!) and presenting arguments on the fly. Great for a pre-unit activity and/or post-unit reflection, this re
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Debate Activities
Check out this fun bundle of debate activities which challenges students to think critically about real topics. This can be used in any upper level English class, and encourages students to practice argumentative writing and public speaking skills. Plus, who doesn't love a good debate? This produ
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American Revolution Debate/ Activity
This is your chance to have a student-led activity in your classroom! The American Revolution is the perfect opportunity to allow your students to share their debate abilities through a Socratic Debate or a Fishbowl Activity. Should the Americans be independent?? Allow your students to take the r
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NEW  Fidget Spinners Persuasive Letters and Debate Activity FUN WRITING ACTIVITY
Fidget spinners are in! What's your position on them? Have your students write persuasive letters/emails and have a debate about them in class. You will receive writing prompts and colorful or black and white templates. Just download, print, and your students are ready to write and debate. Great
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