Here is the lesson plan for the first lesson in The Great Debaters unit plan. This lesson introduces the concept of debate.
I open this lesson with this Everyday Edit worksheet on African American History Month (and don’t forget, to give credit where it is abundantly due, that you can get a yearlong supply of these worksheets at Education World). From there, I move on to this context clues worksheet on debate as a noun. Because this is a definition, discussion, and note-taking lesson, this brainstorming and note-taking worksheet asks some basic questions that should elicit discussion about debate and its role in approaching the truth of a matter.
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