James P. Brochin
A. Learning Objectives-The students will be able to:
1) plan a debate about the issues presented in Day Seven.
2) or, plan a debate about an issue or issues chosen by students from the unit.
3) have the debate on the final day of the unit, the next and last class of the unit..
B. Initiation Strategy: Teacher models and explains the debate format for tomorrow.
C. Lesson Strategy:
1. Students will present up to six five-minute presentations on the assignment topics. Students will then discuss and agree on a debate question (s) and will plan for doing in on the last day of the unit. (Day Nine). A minimum of three microphones would be placed around the room, a student would serve as the host and moderator, two students would serve as sound technicians, and all students would be expected to participate. Students would form into pros and cons. Students would present arguments, rebut opposing arguments, and then follow a more open-ended discussion format. All of this would be digitally taped, later edited, and posted on the Internet as a class Podcast.
D. Closing: Teacher plays five minutes of another debate/discussion.
E. Homework: Students plan and write the points that they will try to make in the debate.