This is a fun unit to do with students to hone their skills when it comes to debating each other. I originally did this unit with AP Juniors, but I have included the outlines and instructions I used for my middle school students, so it would be easy for you to include this in any grade with slight modifications.
This unit includes the following:
1. Instructions (that has a rubric/checklist for students to see how they'll be graded, and for you!)
2. Worksheet to break down group roles
3. Multiple outlines to help students get started
4. Topic ideas (based off what my students actually did!)
5. Chocolate milk debate example