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?
Use TechnoDebate with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Curriculum ships on a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.