Students are provided a controversial topic. Following research, they are assigned a position to debate with others. Followup discussion of the debate can critically analyze the performance as well.

Appropriate Content Areas

Although often used in speech/communication classes, it can be used in social, political, or natural sciences.

Goals & Objectives

Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).

The objective is to develop and practice effective critical thinking into primary issues.