This 4-page resource introduces Oxford debate, 13 potential topics, rules and tips for debating, and how to determine a winner using audience polling before and after. Customizing options are given to fit the needs of your class or team.
Oxford debate is an excellent entry point into argumentation and debate in any classroom. It is the simplest and shortest format.
Page 1: What is Oxford debate?
Page 2: 13 Excellent debate topics for Middle School
Page 3: 5 Keys to winning any debate written by California's 2009 Champion
Page 4: Student rule sheet and how to determine a winner of Oxford Debate