Introductory lesson about Lincoln Douglas debate. Good for those who are trying to start your own debate team, encourage students to join their existing debate team, or to just learn the basics of debate.
Lesson includes a step-by-step instruction guide for implementing lesson (including how much time you should allot), key debate terms handout, a list of potential debate topics, and a detailed outline for constructing a debate case.
~Students will know that there are two sides to every debate and valid reasons for preferring either side
~Students will know that the debate is not "personal" but rather an objective look at an issue from two opposing sides
~Students will be able to defend an idea with several different arguments & refute opposing views