Teaching resources

Debaters may wish to forget a debate once it ends, but to avoid repeating the same flaws over and over again, it is important to encourage debaters...
With a partner come up with 10 topics on which reasonable people disagree (this exercise could be a follow-up to the “issue flexibility...
Using a resolution from that students are likely to debate in the future, have students complete the following statements on paper: -The resolution...
Using a list of recent resolutions, have students working alone or in groups circle the terms that might require definition. Following this, have...
Gather several books related to a debate topic. Not all of them have to be good ones. Distribute the books and have students evaluate the book’...
Have students watch a debate, either one that is performed live by experienced debaters, or one that is on videotape. It is not necessary that the...
Have students watch a debate, either one that is performed live by experienced debaters, or one that is on videotape. It is not necessary that the...
Pick a very easy subject, for example, the food at camp is better than the food at home and have two teams of students go through the motions of...
Sample Plan: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should send a military force to stop the genocide in Sudan. Sample Counter-plan: South Africa...
Create signs with string that can hang around each student’s neck. On each sign, write one component of the case: introduction, conclusion,...