These are the instructions for a debate on oil fracking. The resolution is: The United States federal government should ban oil fracking. The students will then partner up and develop an argument for and an argument against that resolution because on the day of the debate, I draw out of a hat for who debates on the affirmative and who debates on the negative side. This way, the students get to see both sides of the argument without becoming too biased one way or the other. I have done this once and the students loved it. I will be trying it again this year.