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  • Teaching resources | idebate.org
    case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources Delivery Warmups There are several methods Horse noises have students force air between their closed lips in order to make a horse like noise as their lips vibrate Subversive Re Writing Find a short passage of text in print an advertisement an editorial in a newspaper etc which is either positive or neutral toward a particular Oral Style Select one or two paragraphs from a book or magazine Have students rewrite the passage for a speech incorporating elements of oral style Students Impromptu Speeches Prepare a number of possible topics These can include literary quotations or they can more simple like what is your favorite book or what is the Tongue Twisters Have successive members of the class stand before the class and recite one or more tongue twisters or pronunciation exercises Encourage students to Word Economizer While a student is speaking ring a bell every time the student uses a filler phrase or himself or herself Alternatively you can squirt water at Team Constitution Similar to the team mission statement described above students can work individually in small groups or all together in order to help create an Team Mission Statement Working individually in groups or all together have students write a mission statement for the team A mission statement Issue Flexibility Inventory Students are instructed to take out a sheet of paper and to write down ten potential subjects for debate and place each potential subject in one of Team

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    Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources UCSD Team Constitution Slowly built up constitution from two articles to now include eight We have added articles as problems have come up and now feel it is complete Name the Argument After defining what an argument is and isn t present students with a list of claims and have them tell you which are arguments and which are Research Project This project should take place over several class periods to allow students to work independently and take their time First allow each student to What s the Plan Instructions For each resolution listed below come up with and write down three different plans of action that would support the topic Write plans Impact Calculus Example Scenario A The plan thesis is guaranteed to cause a serious economic catastrophe that will decrease the quality of life of millions of Judging Conundrums Create a number of difficult scenarios which a judge might face and have groups of judges discuss what they would do either in small groups or all Shadow Judging During a debate round at a tournament have one or more official judges as usual but also send a new potential judge in as a shadow Video Judging Have judges watch a debate preferably one that is on videotape so that you can stop and discuss between speeches It is not necessary that the Debate Boxing Like a boxing match allow a single proposer from a team make points against a single opposer from

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  • Teaching resources | idebate.org
    is case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources Find the Criterion Key Points Find some value claims for example in advertisements or newspaper editorials and ask students to identify the assumed value which Offense Versus Defense Key Points A defensive argument s goal is to prevent the other side from scoring a point As such a defensive argument usually attempts to Plan Brainstorm Example Resolution This house should raise taxes Example Plans 1 The United States will enact a tax of 50 on every ton of carbon emitted 2 The Real World Debate Obtain a videotape of some kind of social debate This can be a discussion among political candidates a forum of policy experts or a disagreement Dictionary Challenge If you have access to several dictionaries pick one resolution and challenge the students to find as many different definitions as possible Have Evaluate the Resolution Present students with a list of possible resolutions including some recently debated resolutions include some which are unclear some that contain Flowing the News Have students take notes on the evening news television or radio just as they would flow a debate Each story is noted as a new numbered argument Guided Research Provide students with a short article the shorter the better on a topic which they will be debating Move through the article sentence by sentence Name that fallacy Key Points This worksheet asks students to identify fallacies but it isn t important that students get the name of the fallacy

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  • Teaching resources | idebate.org
    case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources Post Debate Assessment Debaters may wish to forget a debate once it ends but to avoid repeating the same flaws over and over again it is important to encourage debaters Resolutional Analysis With a partner come up with 10 topics on which reasonable people disagree this exercise could be a follow up to the issue flexibility Resolutional Analysis Worksheet Using a resolution from that students are likely to debate in the future have students complete the following statements on paper The resolution Selective Definition Using a list of recent resolutions have students working alone or in groups circle the terms that might require definition Following this have Source Selection Gather several books related to a debate topic Not all of them have to be good ones Distribute the books and have students evaluate the book Demonstration Debate Have students watch a debate either one that is performed live by experienced debaters or one that is on videotape It is not necessary that the Demonstration Debate Have students watch a debate either one that is performed live by experienced debaters or one that is on videotape It is not necessary that the Impromptu Format Debate Pick a very easy subject for example the food at camp is better than the food at home and have two teams of students go through the motions of Swap the Actor Sample Plan The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should send a military force to stop the genocide

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  • Teaching resources | idebate.org
    in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources Contention Creation Worksheet Using a simple resolution for example country life is better than city life debate should be a required subject humans have no need to explore Find the Criterion Find some value claims for example in advertisements or newspaper editorials and ask students to identify the assumed value which underlies the Secret Goal Cross Examination Set up the same as the tag team cross examination above This time however after each team has heard the other team s argument but before Tag Team Cross Examination Two or more groups four or more students in each group One group or half of the groups composes an argument for a resolution while the other Negative Worksheet Using a resolution that students are likely to debate in the future for example international law is more important than national law have Developing Counterpoints Have each student write on the top of a piece of paper one position which they are willing to defend Pass all of the papers around the room and have Rebuttal Re do After an in class debate the teacher or coach gives a few notes for improvement to the rebuttal speaker These notes may focus on issue selection Refutation and Impact Back Refutation Ball Method The teacher with a soft ball in hand presents a generic argument and then tosses the ball to a student That student must Refutation Ball Students stand in a circle you throw a ball to one Ther person who catches the ball makes

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  • Teaching resources | idebate.org
    Media Debating the Future of Youth in Africa and Europe Dialogue without borders Digital Debating Blog Free Speech Debate Global Youth Forum Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge International Public Policy Forum Online Mentoring Securing Liberty Series Youth and Sports Mega Events League of Young Voters RSS Facebook Twitter Login Username or e mail address You may login with either your assigned username or your e mail address Password The password field is case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools My City Read World Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Teaching resources Repetition Assertion Deviation Pick a topic that is familiar to all students e g cafeteria food Arrange the students in a fixed order from first to last The first student first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Introductory Exercises Argument Construction Social Role of Debate Preparation Analysis Format Affirmative Case Cross examination Negative Case Rebuttal Reconstruction Concluding Arguments Style and Delivery Developing a Debate Club Logic and

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  • Introductory Exercises | idebate.org
    Username or e mail address You may login with either your assigned username or your e mail address Password The password field is case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Introductory Exercises Debate of the Masses Working with whatever size group you have divide the group into two halves affirmative and negative Then divide each of those groups into two Point and Refutation Decide on an Issue i e Should pets be allowed to live in cities Divide the group into two teams pros and cons Allow the group 5 Skills Inventory Have students take out a blank sheet of paper Give them the instruction write down at least three skills that you have which may help you become a Spar Debates List a number of common easily debatable topics on the board Have two students come to the front of the room After a coin toss the winning Student Parliament Divide students into three

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  • Argument Construction | idebate.org
    your assigned username or your e mail address Password The password field is case sensitive Remember me Forgotten password Connect Sign in using Facebook Register Search this site Home Debatabase Debatabase Guide Motions Top 100 Debates Debate Now Community Debating Societies Discussions Groups News Events Training Offline Training Online Training Teaching Tools Glossary Multilingual Glossary Media Video Images Publications Handouts Securing Liberty Series My Debate Argument Construction Debate Boxing Like a boxing match allow a single proposer from a team make points against a single opposer from another team Allow two minutes a bout Allow one Dissect the Editorial Key Points The following editorials clearly articulate a problem with the status quo provide evidence for the existence of the problem and Find the Criterion Key Points Find some value claims for example in advertisements or newspaper editorials and ask students to identify the assumed value which Offense Versus Defense Key Points A defensive argument s goal is to prevent the other side from scoring a point As such a defensive argument usually attempts to Plan Brainstorm Example Resolution This house should raise taxes Example Plans 1 The United States will enact a tax of 50 on every ton of carbon

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