Tag Archives: debate

Edward Snowden Debate

SNOWDENOur final unit of the year in E.L.A. is an integrated ELA/Social Studies assignment. Remember our atomic weapons debate? We will bring back the debate format in order to ask the question, should Edward Snowden be considered a hero, or a traitor? The proposition being debated as pro and con will be “Edward Snowden should be considered a hero.” 5 members of our team will go against 5 members of Mr. Gould’s class for  our final debate. Click “more” in order to find additional research, or go a little further and find your own! Just make sure to independently verify the sources of your research. (more…)

Posted in Grade 8 Language Arts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Atomic Weapons Debates

NDDebate Overview

For our summative assessment on Bomb, and for our next unit in Language Arts, we will be crafting and presenting debates on different topics related to nuclear weapons. We will focus on common core standard for speaking and listening in Literacy,  “Literacy.S.L.8.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.


Posted in Grade 8 Language Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment