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Using a simple resolution, for example, country life is better than city life, debate should be a required subject, humans have no need to explore...
Find some value claims, for example in advertisements or newspaper editorials, and ask students to identify the assumed value which underlies the...
Set up the same as the tag-team cross-examination (above). This time, however, after each team has heard the other team’s argument but before...
Two or more groups, four or more students in each group. One group (or half of the groups) composes an argument for a resolution while the other...
Using a resolution that students are likely to debate in the future, (for example: international law is more important than national law), have...
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...
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