Engage your class in a fun debate with this interactive activity! Students have to decide whether to remain loyal to elementary school, become a patriot and leave elementary school, or remain stuck in the middle as a neutral when they explore the topic of 5th grade potentially leaving its home at the elementary school level. Students must first examine each point of view and write the arguments for each. Once they decide their side, they support their argument with evidence, then finally prepare a speech for the class. A grading rubric is attached for student expectations and easy teacher assessment. A fun activity to really get your class motivated and discussing!