Each group is to agree on two to three significant points of argument.
The “pro” group will read the first point of argument. A debate on the validity of that particular point will ensue, providing others in the group opportunities to elaborate and the “con” group opportunities to counter.
One person speaks at a time. No side discussions!
All comments MUST address the previous student comment directly. You may not simply ignore a comment and shift the argument to an unrelated point.
Each person will credit the source of any statistic, quotation, survey, or other research information AT THE TIME that source is mentioned during the debate.
Structure for Classroom Debate
Total Time Allowance: 15 minutes
“Pro” Point #1 “Con” Objection to Point #1 “Pro” Rebuttal to Point #1
“Pro” Point #2 “Con” Objection to Point #2 “Pro” Rebuttal to Point #2
“Pro” Point #3 “Con” Objection to Point #3 “Pro” Rebuttal to Point #3