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

 

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!



DEBATE RESOURCE LINKS:

STUDENT TASKS--  CLICK HERE
Debating Team Jobs--CLICK HERE

Debating Topic List--CLICK HERE

 

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

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

Task 1-- Research and answer questions concerning the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, including how their historical importance, and how they were conducted.
Task 2--  Plan and participate in debates on contemporary subjects within the class and eventually between other class.


TASK ONE--  RESEARCHING FOR DEBATING:

A brief historical study of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858.

Research your topic-- CLICK HERE


TASK TWO-- DEBATING IN THE CLASSROOM

Learning to Debate-- CLICK HERE