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Students role-play a fictional hero character who must travel through a magic kingdom in order to find a treasure. Along the way, the hero is...
Working with whatever size group you have, divide the group into two halves: affirmative and negative. Then divide each of those groups into two...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
There are a couple ways. One method is to encourage students to read aloud selections from poetry that require emphasis and feeling. Students are...
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