Item Number: INT-DEBATE
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: Google Slides or PowerPoint Online Activities, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, TechnoDebate Parent Letter, TechnoDebate Certificate, Debate Skill Summary, Debate Checklist, Debate Individual Marking Sheet, Debate Rubric, Argument Planner Template, Bike Lanes Sample, Junk Food in Schools Sample, Judging Sheet, Debate Sentence Starters
Assignment 1: What is a Debate?
Study sample debates to gain an understanding of their purpose.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic for your Debate
Partner up. Brainstorm to select a controversial issue, then pick a position.
Assignment 3: Plan Arguments
Investigate topic to develop argument. Research evidence to support points.
Assignment 4: Invite a Partner to Debate
Invite partner to share a file. Make the title slide together.
Assignment 5: Take a Stand
Create a new slide that states resolution using a clip art character and callout bubble.
Assignment 6: Present a Persuasive Argument
Make a series of slides that present a persuasive constructive speech.
Assignment 7: Prepare a Rebuttal
Identify opponent's weakest point and refute claim in a counter-argument.
Assignment 8: Summarize Ideas
Convince audience to agree with a particular viewpoint.
Assignment 9: Design an Animated Conversation
Animate callout bubbles to produce an animated conversation. Apply transitions to divide debate.
Assignment 10: Debate Checklist
Self-assess debate using a checklist. Make necessary revisions.
Assignment 11: Invite Audience Participation
Invite audience members to view debate and pose questions using Comments.
Assignment 12: Respond to Audience Questions
Reply to audience questions in a cross-examination to defend position.
Optional Debate Activities
Debate Topics, Insert a Character Workshop, Cross Examine your Opponent, Judge Debate