This house should provide free long term housing to the homeless.
This house should create an option to attend either tradition high school and a trade/technical school.
This house should abolish legal marriage
This house should reverse Citizens United
This house should adopt universal healthcare
This house should give amnesty to all immigrants currently in the US.
Be prepared to debate either side of the resolution. We are having shortened parliamentary debates. The times are as follows:
PMC LOC MGC MOC LOR PMR
3mins 4mins 4mins 4mins 2mins 3mins
Below is an abundance of example debates and information about debate. HERE is a website to a TV show that has some good debates and a lot of them. Spend some time watching at least some of the ones below. Everyone should watch this watch this first one, which is from some Middle Schoolers, I will use it as an example to talk about in class. These examples follow different formats, the focus should be on the argumentation. Bruce Lee said, “Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Here is the debate manual I shared with you today. I will share some more stuff soon.
Argumentation and Debate
Remember that I will ask you to "ID" several of the following words. You will need to write out answers to questions about the, who, what, where, why, when, how, and the significance. Remember to write about the significance, you need to address the "so what" question.
I will also ask you to write out short or long essays and that means write an argument. You will need to evaluate a statement or make an argument about a fact or policy. When you are studying these words and phrases below, think about which ones are too big to be just IDs, as those are the most likely concepts I will ask essay questions about.
You will also need to spend some time studying your assigned current events topic and you should also spend some time reflecting on the class discussions, lecture and the websites I have shared in class.
Argument by analogy
Argument by example
Argument from sign
Excellence without excuse
Leader of opposition
Onion model of organizational culture
Organization is key
Proposition of fact
Proposition of policy
Proposition of value
Sender/Receiver model of communication c
Slippery slope fallacy
Systems analysis (Systems theory)