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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Debate Topics
I used this for a research mini-unit while we were reviewing persuasive techniques. I pair the students up and have them draw a topic. Each student in the pair would be for the topic and their partner would be against the topic. Once research was done, the groups presented each side in a small versi
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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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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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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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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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Nutrition Debate Topics
Students will be working in small groups to advocate for one side of a controversial nutrition topic. Before working on the assignment students will determine their personal views on each of the listed topics on the worksheet. Students will then placed into groups or select group and provided with
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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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Controversial Disease Prevention Debate Topics
Students will be working in small groups to advocate for one side of a controversial disease 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 w
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Arizona Vs. US - debatable topics
This is about the court case Arizona verse United States. This is a good way to lead up to a debate. It provides a worksheet along with a reading on the Supreme CT case Arizona vs. the United States
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Debate Topics for High School Students
This is a list of debate topics that are designed to engage high school age students. These topics have all been used in a classroom debate series over the past year and have proven to be exciting and thought-provoking.
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Debate Topics
Use this video and corresponding notes to help students start thinking about taking a stand on an argumentative topic. Throughout the video, there are nine different topics. As each topic scrolls across the screen, students have one minute to brainstorm their current thoughts on the specific topic
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Debate Topics Brainstorm
This is a great activity to start any argumentative topic! Stated on the handout: "Directions: As the video flashes a topic across the screen, write your feelings, opinions, and thoughts. You should practice taking a clear stance on topics. However, it is okay to be indecisive. Keep writing until
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L/D Values Debate Topic Suggestions
These debate resolutions include suggestions of core values supporting each argumentative position but leave all the thinking to the two debaters.
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Debate Topic: CCTV Con
A worksheet to help the CON team begin a debate essay, for young debaters.
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50 Thematic Persuasive Speech and Debate Topics
Are you looking for relevant persuasive speech and debate topics for secondary students? Here is a thematic list of controversial topics today from technology in education to the freedom of speech. All of these speech topics have been used successfully with middle school students. Thank you for v
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Opinion Writing
**This unit has been updated as of 10/7/16 to include full size anchor charts. If you are using a Writing Binder instead of or in addition to a Writing Notebook, this is perfect for you! Please note that there is intentional space in the left margins of the charts for hole punching without interrup
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5th Grade Opinion Writing- Unit 3 {6 Weeks of CCSS Aligned Lesson Plans!}
Hey fabulous teachers, Opinion writing can be so hard {and boring} to teach! After spending a year doing the boring stuff, I came up with this unit that is very interactive and works so much better! Included in this Opinion Writing Unit is more than enough material for you to teach everything your
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Debating for Your Classroom
This package serves as an introduction to debate. This file includes: -Detailed handouts for your students that explain debating definitions, procedures and ideas for planning. -Graphic organizers to help students as they plan and research their debates. -Two pre-debating activities you can use
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Flash Drive: English Curriculum 7, 8, or 9 Version #1
This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum, but it could work for 7-10 grades depending on your state’s standards. Background about me: I have been teaching 7/8 grade English for 10 years. I have worked with standard, inclusion, and advanced classes. Awards: Two years ago I won tea
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Speed Debating: Engaging Activity to Practice Debate, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Looking for an engaging way to practice ethos, pathos, and logos? Want to practice debating in preparation for a formal debate? Just want to have some FUN and hit the listening and speaking standards? Feel like challenging your students to think fast on their feet? Don't know what else to teach tomo
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Gifted and Talented Unit - Sneaker Design and Marketing
★ ★ Sneaker Design & Marketing Unit ★ ★ Students work together to research sneaker design, design a sneaker, as well as create a marketing and economic plan for developing their product.About this Product: ★Check it out!: This unit is included in the Gifted and Talented Middle Grades Unit Bun
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English Curriculum 7, 8, or 9 Version #1
This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum (Minus the novel studies, pre reading prezis, and novel activities), but it could work for 7-10 grades depending on your states standards. Please scroll to the bottom of the listing to learn more about downloading the product before purchase.
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Debate Unit Plan for Beginners
This is a complete, editable unit plan that includes: -overview -lesson plans -worksheets -Power Points -links to videos -assessment -rubric -student evaluation -student learning objective self evaluation -additional teacher materials -a link to 30 pages worth of nonfiction articles that students ca
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6th Grade Argument Writing - Unit 3 {6 Weeks of CCSS Aligned Lesson Plans}
Hey 6th grade teachers! Opinion writing can be so hard {and often boring} to teach! After spending a year doing the boring stuff, I came up with this unit that is very interactive and works oh-so-much better! Included in this Opinion Writing Unit is more than enough material for you to teach ever
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DEBATE
Debate Resources: This resource has everything you need to set up and implement a formal debate in your classroom. Use debates to improve your students’ research, writing, speaking, and listening skills. WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS RESOURCE ♥ I highly recommend any of your resources. Thi
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ENGLISH BELL RINGERS : VOLUME 4
ENGLISH BELL RINGERS VOLUME 4: Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you
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4th Grade Opinion Writing- Unit 3 - 6 Weeks of CCSS Aligned Lesson Plans
Hey fabulous teachers, We all know that opinion writing can be so tricky {and boring} to teach! But you want your students to dig deeper and learn more. Me too! After spending a year doing the boring stuff, I came up with this unit that is very interactive and works oh so much better! Included
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Debate Learning Stations
Debating can be difficult for students. Often, we end up witnessing poor debates because student didn't put enough effort into preparing thorough and engaging arguments. These stations are designed to give them the guidance and focus they need to do just that. Save 25%:This product is available in
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Treasure Island Lesson & Activity Bundle {CCSS Aligned}
Treasure Island Lesson Bundle {CCSS Aligned} This hands-on and rigorous lesson bundle will help your students not only understanding the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, but it will also allow them to the explore literary elements in original, thought-provoking, fun, and applicable
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Argument and Debate Mini Unit Topic Cards, Outline, Notes
Argumentative and Debate Topic Cards with Teacher's Guidelines and Instructions, Student Handouts, and Grading Rubrics (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards) If you want to have a classroom debate but don't know where to begin or how to run one, this resource is for you. I've included topic
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Speaking & Listening Activities: Task Cards
Speaking and listening are key strands of most language arts classes, but they are often the most overlooked. These task cards provide teachers with a quick and easy way to allow their students to practice these all important skills. The Task cards: Are meant to be used for short, informal speak
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Ancient Greece Unit Bundle - 10 lessons; 92 pages of material!
This Ancient Greece unit bundle contains the materials and directions for TEN complete lesson plans, activities, worksheets, readings, and PowerPoints! 92 pages and TWO WEEKS of lesson material. All resources needed for a complete lesson, ready in seconds, are included in the zip. This is a bargain
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Middle School Geography, Government, and Psychology Bundle -- 31 Products!
Middle School Geography, Government, and Psychology Bundle -- 31 Products! When I started teaching middle school Social Studies over 17 years ago I was given a text book that was outdated, at an advanced reading level, and did not provide any supplemental material. I found myself completely on my
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Psychology & Sociology Bundle - 8 Different Activities for Middle School!
Psychology and Sociology Bundle. This Psychology and Sociology bundle is filled with resources for you to use as you guide your students through these two behavioral sciences. Enjoy! Classical Conditioning PowerPoint, Activity, and Worksheet Yes, a student will be Pavlov's Dog. This is a fun way
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Socratic Seminar Bundle: Plan, facilitate, & grade awesome discussions!
Socratic Seminars are fantastic for so many reasons. Students love talking and debating with one another, and they don’t even realize that they’re building their critical thinking skills and directing their own learning while doing so. Furthermore, the seminars meet a TON of common core state standa
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To Kill a Mockingbird Speaking & Listening Task Cards
To Kill a Mockingbird is full of opportunities for students to discuss issues and ideas, as well as their knowledge of the text. Speaking and listening are key strands of most language arts classes, but they are often the most overlooked. These task cards provide teachers with a quick and easy way
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Author's Point of View (Author's Perspective) GAME 4.RI.8/5.RI.8
This product contains 24 Author’s POV/Perspective cards that are school themed…who doesn’t love to debate topics that take place in a school setting? Students are asked to read the information on a particular topic on the card and determine what point of view the author is writing from: objective, b
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Macbeth Unit Bundle-Lessons, Assessments, Interactive Notebook, and more!
This Complete Macbeth Unit Combines four complete products to create a comprehensive teaching for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Complete digital (and printable) student interactive notebook is over 160 pages in length. There are over 100 teacher slides for introducing and teaching each unit! Below is the
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