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Debating the future - Week 2

Week 2

Week 2 : Gathering Evidence (5 days)

Materials Needed:

Resources
  • Debate Planning Sheet (TR)
  • Internet Access
  • Library access to reference materials


Procedure

  • Open by asking students what they need to consider when gathering evidence to support their position.
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  • Pass out Debate Planning Sheet and go over it together. TR - Debate Planning Sheet
  • Students meet in their debate teams and begin to gather evidence and plan their debate strategy. The planning sheet serves as a guide for the students as well as an assessment tool for the teacher.
  • Possible mini-lesson topics during this week might be as follows:
    • How to Write Citations
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Recognizing Good Search Criteria
    • Evaluating Resources
    • Working Effectively as a Team
  • The rest of the week should be spent gathering evidence and planning the team’s strategy. Teacher circulates, observes, guides, answers questions.
  • By the end of the week students should turn in their debate planning sheet.


Assessment Opportunity: Debate Planning Sheet


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