The Common Core calls for students to be able to not only cite textual evidence, but to use evidence to engage in argumentative and counter-argumentative activities. What better to accomplish such a feat then to have your students debate!
This product includes the lesson plans, lessons that can be a part of a Reproduction Unit/Birth defects and are aligned to the Common Core Danielson Framework and a PowerPoint to go with the lessons. You will need access to technology for these lessons; SmartBoard/LCD Projector/Television and computer access for students. If you do not have access to computers for your students you can assign them the research part of the lessons as homework. The entire bundle consists of 31 pages.
The lessons were created to be used with the Thalidomide Video (file included). The packet includes: A Motivational Activity, Lesson PowerPoint, Thalidomide Video Discussion Questions & Differentiated Discussion Questions handouts for high and low level learners, a Suggested Websites Research Handout to aide students with conducting their research for the debate, Differentiated Pre-Debate/Debate Handouts for high and low level learners, Role Cards, and a Common Core Aligned Debate Rubric. The files are pdf format.