Debate

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Set your environmental studies class up to debate a current topic regarding your choice of six suggested statements about energy use in the United States. Teams read material that you have gathered and then form their arguments. The lesson outline explains the benefits of holding a classroom debate and provides a procedure. Though the reading material for the teams is not provided, the six suggested statements are pertinent to global concerns, so it should be easy to locate related reading material. 

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Pros

  • Fosters discussion, critical thinking, and collaboration
  • Addresses Next Generation Science Standards for engineering and technology
  • Links to general information about choosing debate topics 
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