Research <ul><li>You must use research to back your claims. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be spending time doing research. Tak...
How does this work? <ul><li>Affirmative team- attempts to prove a point regarding a topic (ex. Abortion is wrong, Gun cont...
Debate Process <ul><li>Affirmative, 1 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Cross examination by Negative, 1 minute. </li></ul><ul><li...
Debate Topics <ul><li>public school vs. home school </li></ul><ul><li>corporal punishment (spanking) </li></ul><ul><li>dea...
Unscramble the thesis: <ul><li>and is used as a form of contraception </li></ul><ul><li>because abortion is tantamount to ...
Corrected thesis: <ul><li>I strongly believe that abortion should be banned   because abortion is tantamount to murder ,  ...
Let’s look at a thesis sentence: <ul><li>I strongly believe that smoking should be banned in public places   because smoke...
<ul><li>Sit with your group.  </li></ul><ul><li>Write a thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your three main suppor...
<ul><li>Identify three counterarguments your opponents are likely to make. </li></ul><ul><li>For each, devise a good respo...
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  1. 2. Research <ul><li>You must use research to back your claims. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be spending time doing research. Take time to cite your sources correctly. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIP: if an opponent can not tell you from where he/she quoted a statistic, points are taken away from that team . </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. How does this work? <ul><li>Affirmative team- attempts to prove a point regarding a topic (ex. Abortion is wrong, Gun control is the answer to stopping violence). Wins by presenting the most bullet-proof arguments. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative team- attempts to poke holes in the Affirmative team’s thinking. Wins by shooting down all of Affirmative team’s theories. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Debate Process <ul><li>Affirmative, 1 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Cross examination by Negative, 1 minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative, 1 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Cross examination by Affirmative, 1 minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuttal, Affirmative, 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuttal, Negative, 1 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuttal, Affirmative, 30 seconds </li></ul>A B A B A A B B B
  4. 5. Debate Topics <ul><li>public school vs. home school </li></ul><ul><li>corporal punishment (spanking) </li></ul><ul><li>death penalty </li></ul><ul><li>legalization of marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>animal rights in medicine </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. military draft </li></ul><ul><li>school uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>legal driving age </li></ul><ul><li>nuclear weapons </li></ul><ul><li>governmental services to illegal immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>abortion </li></ul><ul><li>keep whaling legal? </li></ul><ul><li>keep hunting legal? </li></ul><ul><li>year-round school </li></ul><ul><li>standardized testing (PSSAs, SATs, Benchmarks) </li></ul><ul><li>cloning </li></ul><ul><li>violent video game bans </li></ul><ul><li>beauty pageants </li></ul><ul><li>stem cell research </li></ul><ul><li>cell phones in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Walmart: good or bad? </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. military torture </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter = witchcraft </li></ul><ul><li>voting age </li></ul>
  5. 6. Unscramble the thesis: <ul><li>and is used as a form of contraception </li></ul><ul><li>because abortion is tantamount to murder </li></ul><ul><li>I strongly believe that abortion should be banned </li></ul><ul><li>cheapens life </li></ul>Learning the right order of the thesis sentence is important. So try to unscramble this sentence.
  6. 7. Corrected thesis: <ul><li>I strongly believe that abortion should be banned because abortion is tantamount to murder , cheapens life, and is used as a form of contraception. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Let’s look at a thesis sentence: <ul><li>I strongly believe that smoking should be banned in public places because smoke pollutes the environment, contaminates our lungs, and smells terrible. </li></ul>position reasons
  8. 9. <ul><li>Sit with your group. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your three main supporting arguments and at least three specific pieces of evidence for each that you can use to support your position. </li></ul>TODAY
  9. 10. <ul><li>Identify three counterarguments your opponents are likely to make. </li></ul><ul><li>For each, devise a good response. </li></ul><ul><li>Do research as needed to complete the outline. </li></ul>

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