Debating An Introduction

1. Debate Terminology
Proposition, Opposition, Rebuttal, Point of Information, Team Line etc
2. Speaker Roles and Order of Speeches
1st Affirmative, 1st negative etc.
Reply Speeches
3. Sample Motions Introduced

Making a Speech

1. Components of a Speech
Introduction, Body, Conclusion
2. 1st Proposition and 1st Opposition speakers in-depth
3. Arguments
Assertion
Reason
Evidence
Link

Rebuttals

Reply Speeches

Interrupting

Research and Main Points

1. Researching for Sources
2. Focusing on Main points
3. Practice Writing and researching a substantive point

You are the Adjudicator
1. Marking Standard
Style
Content
Strategy
2. Learning from Speeches
3. Debating Practice in Pairs

Getting Serious

1. Students respond to a series of Video Speeches
2. Students practice coming up with rebuttals to either side of the house
3. Students write reply speeches in groups

Preparation Time

1. Sparring and evaluation
2. Research and team work

Let’s Debate

1. Students take part in a fun exhibition debate