This assignment is an after-reading activity for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. It provides a detailed structure for having a class debate over the issue of euthanasia.
The assignment is structured to be research-based; I use it to introduce students to academic research methodology.
Also included is a rubric for evaluating the debate. Because this assignment isn't text-specific, it could be used in any class that covers euthanasia - history, social studies, philosophy, speech, etc.