"That's Debatable!" Debate Club
In this ongoing debate club, students meet weekly to practice the art of civilized debate.
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Completed by 210 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Is the respectful exchange of ideas a lost art? In this ongoing debate club, participants ages 9 - 11* will practice informed and civil debate. They will learn debate terms, format, and how to support their points with evidence. They will work in teams of 2-4 to gather information about an age-appropriate topic. Each team will engage in a weekly debate. In clubs that have a higher enrollment, smaller team size will be used to allow for two separate debates. Debate camp ("That's Debatable!"...
This class is taught in English.
This class supports Common Core State Standards: CCRA.ELA – Literacy SL3.1 – 5.1, 3.2 – 5.2, 3.3 – 5.3, 4.4 – 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 Students will: 1. Learn about the topic assigned. 2. Use research skills to prepare for the debate. 3. Work together in a team before and during the debate. 4. Practice public speaking skills. 5. Use critical thinking skills to “think on their feet” to come up with respectful and effective responses to the opposing team’s position.
Students will have a small amount of research outside of class to gather facts about their topic. They will have time in class to collaborate with their team to develop their debate.
4 files available upon enrollmentnotebook, note cards, pencil, occasional pages to print
General feedback will be provided team-wide after each debate. When teams are waiting for their turn to debate, they may have the role of scoring the participating teams on a rubric (Did the team support their statement with a fact or opinion? Did the team speak respectfully to opposing team? Etc.). This will serve two purposes: 1. Keep teams engaged in the debate process when it is not their turn. 2. Provide general feedback to debating teams.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Debate, Speech, and Reading Adventures for YOUR Learner! Elementary - High School.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
105 total reviews
73 completed classes
My name is Tracey DB. I am a licensed teacher and have been teaching communication skills to children from preschool through high school for over 25 years. This includes beginning reading, literature analysis, composition, public speaking, and...