No matter what the subject or topic, use this Silent Debate Activity to get the most out of your students and fulfill your objectives! Students will work with a partner and choose a side on whatever the topic may be. Students will debate and deliberate back and forth with each other at their desks, tables, stations, etc. until one side has made a more valid or definitive point. At that point, the pair will use their self-assessment skills and declare which side was the victor and write a brief conclusion on the result of the debate.
Teachers may use this activity across all grade levels and subjects. It can be used as a final project that is very detailed, a warm up activity to a vocal debate activity, or anything in between!
Thank you for your consideration and enjoy!