I put together this Socratic Seminar guide for my students so that we could start seminars in class. In this product is a current events article about Iran giving up their nuclear weapons, but this is a word document and you can replace the text with whatever piece you like. The other portions of the guide are very helpful for students to complete the seminar process.
Brief description of Socratic Seminar
Why it benefits learning
How to talk to others (sentence stems)
Ticket to participate
Audience score card