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Debating the future - Week 4

Week 4

Week 4 : The Big Debate (4 Days - one debate /day)

Materials Needed for This Week:


Procedure:

  • Review audience behavior
  • Pass out scoring sheets to audience.
  • One team/ day presents their debate. Allow 30 min/debate.
  • After debate, audience shares positive feedback.
  • Teacher collects scoring sheets and announces winner of the debate.
  • Continue until all teams have had a chance to debate.
  • Have students write an evaluation of their debate experience.

Optional Extension Activity

  • Answer the question, "Are robots destroying the quality of human life?" from a robot's point of view.
  • Give detailed reasons for your opinion.


Assessments:


Unit Notes

  • Students can do many activities in this unit without reading the literature. The literature, however, gives much “food for thought” for this debate.
  • Teachers may select activities from the unit that best meet their needs and the needs of their students

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