This is a paired activity on current, political, controversial topics. I like to use it as a way for students to really dig deep into a topic and argue a side. It's important to point out to kids that they might not agree with the side they have, but like an attorney, are charged with defending that standpoint. It does not have to be broadcast or published, I just like the programs offered by Apple to showcase it. The kids have a great time making it into a radio show program, complete with sound effects. An example of some of the topics are: gun ownership, private vs. public healthcare, the Patriot Act, the death penalty, etc... Directions and points are included.