Up for Debate!

Debates are a great way to help students build research and critical thinking skills.

Suggestions for hosting a successful debate:

  • Choose an Engaging Topic Appropriate to Student Age Levels
  • Provide Research Opportunities
  • Decide the Debate Rules in Advance
  • Develop Grading Policies that Encourage Participation

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Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills

Debate Topics

RESOURCES FOR CLASSROOM DEBATES