Get teens excited about writing argumentative-style essays. Fresh, fun print-and-teach materials for grades 8-12. Click here!

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Great Controversial Topics for classroom debate and writing ~ Thought provoking free ideas.

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This is such an awesome website to help teachers plan debates for their class depending on the content area. It lists rules, roles and evaluation forms! So awesome!

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"That's Debatable!" activity--using current events and other debatable topics to spark family conversation

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This package serves as an introduction to debate and contains:This file includes:-Detailed handouts for your students that explain debating definitions, procedures and ideas for planning.-Graphic organizers to help students as they plan and research their debates.-Two pre-debating activities you can use to allow your students to practice their debating skills.-A list of debate topics that have been successful in my classroom.

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Several great election math ideas (for middle school and up) From The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times

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The Logical #Fallacies Collection - 30 Ways To Lose An Argument (all with examples)  http://lifehacker.com/the-30-most-common-ways-you-can-lose-an-argument-1683823576

The Logical #Fallacies Collection - 30 Ways To Lose An Argument (all with examples) http://lifehacker.com/the-30-most-common-ways-you-can-lose-an-argument-1683823576

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Whether you need a one-or-two day emergency sub plan or just want to slide a little more informational text into your curriculum, this free and fun lesson has what you need a well-written, high-interest article from the New York Times on the 10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know, a topic that will hook your students attention and inspire lively debate, and a packet of print-and-go handouts to help students work through the text.This FREE activity includes: A sheet of Suggested…

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