Lessons for Debate

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  • 'Great Debate' Lesson Plan for Undergraduates - … variable distances 6. What Was Said at the Great Debate Not truly a debate Shapley gave more popular lecture - focussed on size … far- reaching implications the resolution of this debate would bring. In the years following the debate, Curtis was appointed Director of the … at the Great Debate It has been said that the `Great Debate' of 1920 was neither `great' nor a `debate.' But wait, wasn … . The 1995 Diamond Jubilee Debate In 1995 there is planned a debate in commemoration of the 1920 `Great Debate.' Historically, it is planned …
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  • Checks and Balances:Japanese American Incarceration - … some people oppose the recommendations? 11 Group Instructions for Debate Debate 1 of 4 Debate Topic: During World War II should the President … on creating an annotated bibliography. 12 Group Instructions for Debate Debate 2 of 4 Debate Topic: Was the U.S. Supreme Court correct … on creating an annotated bibliography. 14 Group Instructions for Debate Debate 4 of 4 Debate Topic: How well did the judicial and legislative …
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  • Stage a Debate: a Primer for Teachers - … in a debate. follow the rules and procedures of a good debate. judge their own and their peers' debate performances. Keywords debate, four corner … ) begins the debate, which is structured in this way: Affirmative position debater presents constructive debate points. (6 minutes) Negative position debater cross-examines affirmative … : Moderator -- calls the debate to order, poses the debatable point/question, and introduces the debaters and their roles. Lead Debater/Constructor -- presents the main …
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  • The Debates - … debate. Compare and analyze the different debate formats. Consider what voters can learn by observing debates. Rate the candidates' presentations in the debates. Apply debate strategies to their own debate. Evaluate the value of debates in the …
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  • Teaching With the Presidential Debates - … Frank Bruni's recent "Trembling Before Mitt." 9. Debate the Debates: Do televised debates get at real issues or are they about one … interviews and then watch Wednesday's debate before holding their own in-class debate about whether the debates are worthwhile. Alternatively, they can … . Kennedy in the first presidential debate . Nixon was more experienced debator than Kennedy and won the debate for those listening to the radio …
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  • Debating - … is a debate? How is a debate ordered? What are the rules of a debate? Why is debating important? Ice-breaker Brainstorm: Debate Ask students: Have you seen or taken part in a debate? What was … each write a page of a debating guide, entitled: What is a debate? When do people debate? Prompt: When they have different opinions …
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  • Joining the Debate Club - … /Douglas debates. Compare them to the current presidential debates. Make a comparison/contrast chart. Include the subjects debated or likely to be debated, the … presidential debates through the eyes of those who were there. Commission on Presidential Debates (http://www.debates.org/), bipartisan organizers of presidential debates, allow you to suggest debate topics and find out about the history of debates
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  • Chemical Controversy - … be presented via oral persuasive arguments in a class debate. Following the debate, the class will collectively identify key questions that still … opening argument. The class will then engage in a debate. Following the debate, the teacher will guide the discussion about what key … their groups to prepare for the debate. Activity 2 - Debate: Controversy over Chemicals The teacher is the debate moderator. Begin by randomly selecting …
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  • Just the Facts, Sir! - … the debate last? c. How many people attended the debate? d. In what ways did this debate differ from the previous week's debate … students explaining who organizes and officiates the debates, candidate selection criteria, sponsorship of the debates, and debate formats. Interdisciplinary Connections: American History- Create … Times coverage of all the presidential and vice-presidential debates. Did each debate receive an equal amount of coverage? What other stories …
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  • Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills - … From NYTimes.com Blog: Room for Debate Video: Bloggingheads Times Topics: Debating Around the Web Debate Central National Forensic League ConvinceMe Activity | Tell … across disciplines.) Have them research and prepare for the debate using our handout Debatable Issues (PDF), then present their arguments to the … responding to their positions. Debate formats include the following (there are others): Lincoln-Douglas Debate: In this formal debate format, arguments are divided …
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