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Working with whatever size group you have, divide the group into two halves: affirmative and negative. Then divide each of those groups into two...
Decide on an Issue: i.e., "Should pets be allowed to live in cities?" Divide the group into two teams -- pros and cons. Allow the group 5...
Have students take out a blank sheet of paper. Give them the instruction, write down at least three skills that you have which may help you become a...
List a number of common, easily debatable topics on the board. Have two students come to the front of the room. After a coin toss, the winning...
Divide students into three or more political parties. If they wish they can name their party and create a philosophy, but it isn’t necessary....
Provide students with a sample scenario on paper of what has been happening in a debate up to the point of the final speech (e.g., “they have...
Similar to the pick-up rebuttal described above, the process is for the student to deliver a final speech, but this time it is a final speech from a...
There are several methods. Horse noises: have students force air between their closed lips in order to make a horse-like noise as their lips vibrate...
There are a couple ways. One method is to encourage students to read aloud selections from poetry that require emphasis and feeling. Students are...
Have students take turns presenting short arguments to the class with varying body language and tone. For example, ask Student A to present his or...
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