Empower your students to argue and speak confidently in a debate. Working together, students craft a thesis statement and three main arguments that are firmly supported by evidence. Then, they use Google Docs to communicate about those arguments as they stand up and speak to the other side. 

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debate format:

Argument: 5 minutes
Prep: 2 minutes
Counter Argument: 3 minutes
Prep: 1 minute
Rebuttal: 1 minute