Classroom debating is always a popular activity for students be it 2019 or 1969. In short they love to argue, and be heard. As a teacher your challenge is to harness those elements into a structured teaching and learning opportunity about structuring an argument and a response to others.
We are just about to get into some class debating. Here are a few suggestions that you might like to use with your students.
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Are social networking sites harmful?
Is it acceptable for society to put someone to death?
Should animal testing be legal or illegal?
Is protesting a justified behaviour to break the law?
Should we stop space exploration?
Does beauty or brains get you ahead in life?
Should there be any zoos in the world?
Is peer pressure beneficial or harmful?
Should students be required to wear uniforms at school?
Television is better than books?
Which came first? Chicken or Egg?
I'd Love to hear your ideas?