Debate

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

Germany was responsible for the start of the Great War in 1914.

  • 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 Germany was responsible for the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.

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:

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World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

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