Policy Debate in the classroom can be an excellent a way to facilitate research and discussion of an issue in your curriculum . Students will benefit from developing research skills, critical thinking skills, public speaking skills, and teamwork skills. Learning to construct speeches in a policy debate format also prepares students to be able to write persuasive essays in a clear, organized format in the future. With enough preparation/research time, this can be an invaluable project for most grades.
This is a long term project that can be modified based on student ages and skill levels. It can work for any subject matter that has two sides to an argument!
Includes Appendices with examples and worksheets to help structure your debate!
Great for hitting speaking & listening standards of the Common Core!