In the lesson, students researched and prepared to debate whether or not kids should be given their own cell phone. Today's students will work in teams as they face off during our classroom debate. Our debate teams consist of three students per team. I have 24 students so this worked out nicely to divide the students into eight debate teams. With eight debate teams, we will have four formal debates. A few of the students decided that it would be fun to have a host for the debate. I have aloud different students that opportunity during our four different debates. I have included our debate rules in the resources.
To set up for our debate, I have put three desks on the left side and three desks on the right side of the the front of the room. The desks are facing the rest of the class. Check out the resources for short video clips of the debate.