Item Number: INT-DEBATE
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint Online
Debate Lesson Plans, Google Slides or PowerPoint Online Activities: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoDebate Parent Letter, TechnoDebate Certificate, Judging Sheet, Debate Sentence Starters, Debate Skill Summary, Debate Checklist, Debate Individual Marking Sheet, Debate Rubric
Debate Lessons Templates and Samples: Argument Planner Template, Bike Lanes Sample, Junk Food in Schools Sample
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 Lessons
- Debate Topics: Activities to select a controversial issue to debate.
- Insert a Character Workshop: Discover multiple methods to insert images.
- Cross Examine your Opponent: Have each side ask a question.
- Judge Debate: Declare a "winner" of the debate. Who made a more convincing argument?