Debate

You are going to hold a debate. The provocation that you will be debating is:

World War 1 was inevitable.

  • You will either agree (pro) or disagree (con) with the provocation above
  • You will hold the debate in a group of 3 following the pattern below
  • The speeches that you write will be graded after the debate
  • Download the task sheet and rubric below and follow the instructions.

Good luck!

Debate ASSESSMENT Criteria A, B and D G9-WW1-Debate-task-sheet-and-rubric The outbreak of WWI was inevitable.

Introductory speech template                 Debate research planner

How the debate will work

Pro: Opening Speech – 1 minute

Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Con: Opening Speech – 1 minute

Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Pro: Main speech – 2 minutes

Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Con: Main speech – 2 minutes

Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Pro and Con: Crossfire preparation – 2 minutes

Crossfire – 3 questions each side taken alternately with judge clarification in between each.

Pro: Closing Speech

Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Con: Closing speech
Judge clarifies – 1 minute

Resources:

 

 

http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/06/27/world-war-one-first-war-was-impossible-then-inevitable/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nb93y

Could the world wars have been avoided?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57319/14-reasons-world-war-i-happened-and-four-things-could-have-stopped-it

 

Could WW1 Have Been Avoided?

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z26bjxs