Debating American Foreign
Policy
Should the United States intervene in
other countries affairs around the
turn of the cent...
Essential Questions
Activity Focus:
Should the United
States intervene in
other countries
affairs around the
turn of the
c...
What are 3 claims
for your viewpoint
about your
region?
GOAL
Debate Preparation
1. Class is broken into 2 groups.
– Imperialist or anti-imperialist
2. Students assigned a country/regi...
Debate Terms
• Claim- The argument you are making.
• Counterclaim- The argument your opponent is
making or the point you a...
Points of Information
• Also known as POI (pronounced “P-O-I”)
• May be accepted or rejected
• May not last longer than 15...
Heckle
• Encouraged heckling
– Applaud teammates and opponents after their
speeches
• Done by:
– Pounding on a desktop wit...
Heckle
• Illegal heckling
– Disrupting the debate in any other manner than
those listed on the slide above
– May result in...
Debate Steps
• First Speaker, Proposition Team 2 minutes
• First Speaker, Opposition Team 2 minutes
• Second Speaker, Prop...
Opposition Rebuttal
• Summary speech for your team.
• Focus on the 2-4 critical claims your team
made.
• Do not start new ...
Proposition Rebuttal
• Summarize the entire debate.
• Answer the critical claims brought up in the
Opposition Rebuttal.
• ...
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  1. 1. Debating American Foreign Policy Should the United States intervene in other countries affairs around the turn of the century?
  2. 2. Essential Questions Activity Focus: Should the United States intervene in other countries affairs around the turn of the century? Unit Focus: When should the United States go to War? Unit Focus: Did America’s emergence as a world power move it close or further away from its founding ideals? Unit Focus: What considerations should guide the development of American foreign policy?
  3. 3. What are 3 claims for your viewpoint about your region? GOAL
  4. 4. Debate Preparation 1. Class is broken into 2 groups. – Imperialist or anti-imperialist 2. Students assigned a country/region to represent. 3. Read and highlight/underline the handout. 4. In your notebook, write notes about your region/country using information from the textbook. 5. Fill out the debate organizer using the textbook, the handout, and other sources. 6. Look at rubric to see how the debate is scored.
  5. 5. Debate Terms • Claim- The argument you are making. • Counterclaim- The argument your opponent is making or the point you are trying to disprove. • Point of information- A request by a member of one team to a person who is speaking to give some of her time to the other team to make a comment or ask a question about her speech. • Heckling- An interruption of a speaker during her presentation.
  6. 6. Points of Information • Also known as POI (pronounced “P-O-I”) • May be accepted or rejected • May not last longer than 15 seconds • Accept only 1 point at a time • Person making a POI may not – Interrupt the speaker’s answer to the point – Make a two-part question – Ask a follow-up question
  7. 7. Heckle • Encouraged heckling – Applaud teammates and opponents after their speeches • Done by: – Pounding on a desktop with an open palm – Slapping one’s hand 3-4 times • When to: – Supporting a partner’s particularly clever or winning argument » May add a shout of “Hear! Hear!” to the pounding – Disagree with an opponent • Shout “Shame!” but do not pound on the table
  8. 8. Heckle • Illegal heckling – Disrupting the debate in any other manner than those listed on the slide above – May result in losing points for your debate even if you are not currently debating.
  9. 9. Debate Steps • First Speaker, Proposition Team 2 minutes • First Speaker, Opposition Team 2 minutes • Second Speaker, Proposition Team 2 minutes • Second Speaker, Opposition Team 2 minutes • Rebuttal Speaker, Opposition Team 1 minute • Rebuttal Speaker, Proposition Team 1 minute
  10. 10. Opposition Rebuttal • Summary speech for your team. • Focus on the 2-4 critical claims your team made. • Do not start new arguments.
  11. 11. Proposition Rebuttal • Summarize the entire debate. • Answer the critical claims brought up in the Opposition Rebuttal. • Do not start new arguments.

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