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FROM-- SET SIX, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Twelve: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

LEARNING TO DEBATE
Skills in speaking, thinking and self-expressions

To be used with the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Learning Activity
Debating:  An American political tradition since the great Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Illinois, 1858.  

Objective:
-To help develop the higher level of thinking on the Bloom Taxonomy to gain personal confidence, to be allowed self-expression around more outward-going peers, even if you are the quiet type.  Everyone gets his/her turn in debating, EQUALLY!



            CLICK HERE for the Debating Tasks

 

 

How would our Illinois quarter could have looked if the Lincoln-Douglas Debate had been depicted instead of "Abe as a Young Man."   Do you think this design should have been chosen?  Why or why not?

 

See the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Learning Activity website for details of the Historical portion of this activity.

Activity Plan:  This activity will have two parts in which students will:  

1. Research and answer questions concerning the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, including how their historical importance, and how they were conducted.


2.  Plan and participate in debates on contemporary subjects within the class and eventually between other class.

 


DEBATING REFERENCES

16th President Topic Index

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