Learning Lincoln On-line
FROM-- SET SIX, CIVIL WAR STUDIES
Topic Twelve: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
LEARNING TO DEBATE--
The problems are:
In this activity you will learn to become knowledgeable and "Open Minded"
about subjects. From there, you will research the idea, or think of as
many PRO and CON sides about the subject.
Students at any of the elementary grade levels in gifted education or regular classrooms may gain from this learning activity. You will do research on your topic, and then actually debate another student on the topic. You may have a topic that you don't really agree with, but in debating, you will try to win your point anyway.