Parliamentary Debates Unit 7 & 8

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April 22, 2016 by mrcaseyhistory

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Quaestio: How can we deepen our research to improve the strength and clarity of our debate arguments

Classwork:
Debate Unit 7 & 8 Class 203
Global Parliamentary Judge Talking Points
Global Parliamentary Debater Talking Points
Parliamentary Debate Guidelines

Homework Before Debates:
Research your debate topic to find arguments and evidence in support of your position. For Judges, try to gather information on both sides of each debate to better understand the them. I recommend writing on loose leaf or other paper rather than on your official debate paper until you are able to coordinate in class with your group members. I encourage you to print out sources that may be useful to you in preparation. You may also print from the computers in class if you save your sources in an email or on a flash drive.

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