This resource enables your economics students to have a structured classroom debate about the topic of free trade vs. protectionism.
This lesson begins with an activity to help students understand arguments for and against free trade. Students will then briefly research perspectives to gain an initial understanding of both sides of the free trade vs. protectionism debate.
Students will then have a brief discussion over the topic before being split into sides for a structured classroom debate.
☑Free Trade vs. Protectionism Introductory Activity
☑Debate foldable graphic organizer and reflection (Editable)
☑Agree and Disagree Signs
☑Agree and Disagree Selection Cards
☑Planning a Debate Handouts (Editable)
☑Team Debate Rubric (Editable)
☑Self and Group Reflection Rubric (Editable)
☑Three Exit Tickets (Editable)
If you would like to teach your students about the laws of logic and logical fallacies and use this structure to create your own debates, check out this resource: Classroom Debate for Any Topic
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