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Classroom Debate Outline: How to organize a friendly class debate on ANY topic!
This classroom debate 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! Debate is an importan
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Debate Topics Aligned with CCSS for Middle School Students
This product is aligned with CCSS writing standards for grades 6 - 8. The product features 36 different debate topics related to education. Aligned with Common Core Standard– W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and s
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40 Debate Topics of the Week
I had requests to break my year long bell ringers down into their respective categories and I finally obliged the requests! This product contains 40 debate topic. You could use one a week as a bell ringer/exit ticket. You could could print out the slides in handout mode to turn into a fun assignm
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Debate Topics - Task Cards
These Task Cards have 20 high-interest, student-centered Debate Topics that your kids will LOVE arguing over! Contains: • Suggested activity for using these task cards in your classroom (full lesson plan included!) • Materials for suggested activity • 20 task cards (available in both color and BW

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Argumentative Debate Topic: Organic vs Conventional Food Common Core Unit
Argumentative Debate Topic: Organic vs Conventional Food Common Core Unit Close Reading Article, “What's All The Fuss About?” At one time you could only find organic food in health food stores, now it is a regular choice in most supermarkets. This has created a dilemma in the produce isle. Eve
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SCIENCE DEBATES: TOPICS, LESSON PLAN, RUBRIC, AND WORKSHEET (GRADES 6 - 8)
Students debate controversial science topics with the help of this product. Included in this unit are... - List of topics for debate - Lesson plans - Rubric - Student worksheet Enjoy!
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50 Debate Topics: Think, Research, Write, Speak Persuasively!
This list of 50 debate topics will keep your students engaged and allow them to practice their thinking, research, writing, speaking, and argumentation skills! All topics are school appropriate and the wording can be modified by the teacher. The topics are divided into the following categories: 1.
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Holiday Debate Topics & Persuasive Writing Prompts
Looking for some exciting HOLIDAY debate topics or persuasive writing prompts? Look no further! 4th-8th grade ELA, speech, and debate teachers will love this list of 25 holiday/winter-themed topics. Use them as group discussion questions, essay topics, quick writes, warm-ups, anything at all!
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Immigration: Debatable Topics
this lesson has a graphic organizer for debtabale topics in immigration and has readings to go with it. I use these readings and graphic organizer in my class, before I have debates
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Debate Graphic Organizers | Debate Topics | Argumentative Writing | BUNDLE
Here’s a great debate bundle that includes over 7 hours of debate activities, debate topics and debate organizers! These debate Mini-Units are designed to be a means to develop the foundation of successful debate. These mini-lessons will help instill confidence in your students as they work their wa
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Debate Topics Packet
This packet contains slides with 55 debate topics, ranging from benign to more sophisticated, polarizing, and controversial topics. Slides can be used to spark formal debate as well as prompts for bell ringer writing exercises.✎ Debate Topics Include:Dogs vs. CatsUniforms in SchoolGrading TeachersA
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Debate Any Topic Worksheet
On alternating Fridays, my students debate a topic of their own choosing. (The opposite Friday we complete a Current Events activity). Some topics are local, i.e. Should kids be allowed ipods in our school's lunchroom?, while others are more global, i.e. Are kids in today's society too rude? Th
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International Relations Debate Topics
This handout provides background guides to four contentious topics in international politics, including: (1) the use of torture, (2) the use of capital punishment, (3) immigration and open borders, and (4) foreign aid requirements. Each topic comes with a description of the issue and background fac
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Debate Topics for Middle and High School Public Speaking and Research
Giving students plenty of public speaking practice is important, but thinking of speech topics takes time! This digital resource requires no prep on your part, and can be used for impromptu or extemporaneous speeches, as a team-building or get-to-know you activity, to practice rhetorical appeals, f

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Classroom Debate for Any Topic Editable
In the age of fake news and internet trolls, recognizing and employing logical arguments is more important than ever. Structured classroom debates are an excellent way to help students do that. This editable resource will enable you to hold a classroom debate over any multi-faceted topic. The struc
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Popular debate topics with Fractions and Decimals
This fun activity explains the importance of data collection for surveys by including some controversial topics and constructed answers. Students are then asked to determine the results in decimal as well as fraction form. There is also the challenge of determining some results in percentages.
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Debate Topics and Organizer: Let’s Chat!
Here’s some great debate practice! What better way to have students learn debate skills than with this fun, interactive, Let’s Chat, Cell Phone debate organizer? This debate Mini-Unit is designed to be a means to develop the foundation of a successful debate. This mini-lesson will help instill confi

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Debate Topics for Kids
Help students practice how to respectfully agree or disagree with each other, develop and support opinions, and practice speaking and listening skills with "Debate topics for Kids". This file includes 15 "debate" prompts such as "Cake is better because..." vs. "Ice cream is better because...". Prin
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Political Debate Topics
This document has 12 topics that can guide a class discussion. The topics cover current/hot button issues. There are also smaller sub-qestions that can further, redirect, or refocus the discussion. You may select to cover one or perhaps a few per day, or even hold a two day debate. I would strong
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Bioethics Debate Topics and scoring rubric
This is a fun activity that really engages students and challenges them to think critically, globally strategically. There are 5 different bioethics topics which is enough for 10 teams and 5 spirited debates. A scoring rubric is also provided.
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Interactive Fishbowl Debate: Any Topic
This is a general format to structure classroom debate. It includes peer assessment rubrics, teacher rubric, worksheets to structure debate, and worksheets for whole-class participation. This structure can be used across multiple grade levels and (secondary) and for any content area. It is aligned t
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Four Corner Debate for Any Topic
This PowerPoint presentation can be modified to accommodate a lively and engaging classroom discussion for ANY subject or topic. It involves reflection, movement, collaboration, and speaking and listening skills. Students move to different parts of the room depending on their response to a statemen
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Controversial Drug Debate Topics Presentation
Students will be working in small groups to advocate for one side of a controversial drug topic. Before working on the assignment students will determine their personal views on each of the listed topics. Students will then placed into groups or select group and provided with a topic and they will
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10 Debate Topics that Middle School Students with Etiquette and Rules Pack A
10 Debate Topics that Middle School Students Will Love (Pack A) There are multiple packs available for teachers looking for even more vetted debate topics for middle school students. As a free bonus, I included 3 extra topics, my 5 keys to winning debate (saving you $1 separate purchase), and the su
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