Rebuttal & Reconstruction

Have each student write on the top of a piece of paper one position which they are willing to defend. Pass all of the papers around the room and have...
After an in-class debate, the teacher or coach gives a few notes for improvement to the rebuttal speaker. These notes may focus on issue selection,...
Refutation Ball: Method: The teacher, with a soft ball in hand, presents a generic argument and then tosses the ball to a student. That student must...
Students stand in a circle, you throw a ball to one. Ther person who catches the ball makes an argument (you can limit the subject, or leave it open...
Divide the class into four-person groups. Present an argument to the groups. Each group has the responsibility to come up with a refutation. To...
Pick a topic that is familiar to all students (e.g., cafeteria food). Arrange the students in a fixed order, from first to last. The first student...