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 product includes:
*Two in-class debate activities, instructions, and rubrics
*Student collaboration in small groups
*Fun Powerpoints as a 'jumping off' point for students
*16 "mini debate" topics for students
This product does not include:
*Introduction to debate terminology and instruction.
NOTE: THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE USED AFTER AN INTRODUCTION TO DEBATE. STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE FAMILIARITY WITH FORMAT, OPENING STATEMENTS, COUNTERARGUMENTS, REBUTTALS, AND CLOSING STATEMENTS.
***I developed these activities after teaching another teacher's wonderful "Intro to Debate: No Stage Fright" unit, found at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Intro-to-Debate-Unit-No-Stage-Fright-1012977.