Use this handy T-chart to have students research and jot down their debate points prior to the actual debate. It can also be used during the debate for note-taking. It includes a place for the topic to be written as well as an extra page for notes with columns entitled AFFIRMATIVE (PRO) AND NEGATIVE (CON). There's nothing like being prepared for a vigorous and educational classroom debate. A classroom debate is a great exercise for the entire class or for your gifted and talented students. The internet should be utilized as well as any other resources which are available.
SEE ALSO: Debate Guidelines and Topics