Item Number: INT-DEBATE
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: Classroom Debate Lesson Plans, Google Slides or PowerPoint 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
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts and debate techniques with presentation technology skills
Assignment 1: What is a Debate?
Rate your ability to persuade others. Evaluate the effectiveness of arguments in sample debates.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic for your Debate
Partner up. Refer to a list of controversial issues. Negotiate to select a topic and position.
Assignment 3: Plan Arguments
Investigate the topic to develop an argument. Research evidence to support points.
Assignment 4: Invite a Partner to Debate
Share a file. Collaborate to create a title slide together.
Assignment 5: Take a Stand
State resolution. Clearly outline a position using a clip art character and callout on a slide.
Assignment 6: Present a Persuasive Argument
Prepare a constructive speech. Design slides that present three reasons an opinion is correct.
Assignment 7: Prepare a Rebuttal
Review opponent’s argument. Refute their weakest claim in a counter-argument.
Assignment 8: Summarize Ideas
Restate your arguments to convince an audience to agree with a viewpoint.
Assignment 9: Design an Animated Conversation
Animate callout bubbles to produce a dynamic conversation. Apply transitions to divide debate.
Assignment 10: Debate Checklist
Inspect the debate to confirm it is complete. Revise the structure, content, or design.
Assignment 11: Invite Audience Participation
Host a public debate. Allow viewers to ask questions about each viewpoint using Comments.
Assignment 12: Respond to Audience Questions
Defend a position by replying to viewer questions in a cross-examination.
Optional Classroom 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?