Nearly 200 debate topics for varying ages, and five ways to use them dramatically are included in this original Drama Notebook activity!

In this original Drama Notebook lesson, students develop persuasive speaking skills by squaring off against each other in impromptu debates. Included are six pages of debate topics (!) divided into categories such as: debate topics for younger students; intermediate debate topics; debate topics for older or advanced students; funny debate topics; and controversial debate topics. Nearly 200 debate topics in all! Also included are instructions for the basic game, a quick guide to the rules of debate, plus four additional suggestions for using the debate topics!

Sample debate topics:

  • Beauty pageants do more harm than good.
  • Students should be paid to attend school.
  • Clowns are scarier than werewolves.
  • Bullying should not be banned. It is part of growing up.

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