I was not here today because I was completing some professional development. However, in class, the students completed a literature circles seminar and used the laptops to work on their debate prep.
DON'T FORGET: Tomorrow we will have our vocabulary quiz before we get into the debates.
Tomorrow, we will have the first two debates which are:
For Block 3:
1. All news sources should be unbiased with no political leaning.
For: Caitlyn Nagle and Laney Spencer
Against: Brigitte Kelly and Sara Sharp
Moderators will be: Anna Brim and Lauren Walters
2. Willing prostitution should be legal and regulated by the government.
For: Anna Brim and Makenzie Cash
Against: Lauren Walters and Hannah George
Moderators will be: Maggie Redfield and Chris Harris
For Block 4:
1. College acceptance and scholarships should be based solely on merit.
For: Sam Fugaro and Kaelie Morgan
Against: Dylan Minyard and Brooklyn Smith
Moderators: Taylor Holst and Justine Orendain
2. The US should not open its borders to refugees.
For: Trevor Johnson and Justine Orendain
Against: Taylor Holst and Lily Fandel
Moderators: Sarah Kreisler and Sarah Schneider
The structure will be and can be divided up between the partners as you please, as long as everyone is readily involved. The more you speak, the more I have to grade.
Affirmative Construction 4 minutes
Moderator Cross-examination of affirmative 2 minutes
Negative Construction 4 minutes
Moderator Cross-examination of Negative 2 minutes
Affirmative rebuttal 2 minutes
Negative rebuttal 2 minutes
Affirmative concluding statement 1 minute
Negative concluding statement 1 minute
We will briefly review this structure tomorrow and allow each group, and the moderators, a brief amount of time to organize their arguments, then we will begin.
Moderators need to make sure they are ready with their questions!