English 102 Lesson Plan Day 9
Making College Relevant handout
1130 Essays back Friday
Homework: Read "The Right Stuff"
Google Maps (I'll try it again)
America and Free Trade: Lincoln-Douglas Cage Match
Ricardo is wrong!
Ricardo is right!
You have 15 minutes to come up with your reasons why you are right, why the other side is wrong, and what you anticipate they will say against you.
You should have at least three speakers:
- Makes case for your side
- Questions reasons for other side
- Rebuttal speaker who address questions raised by other side
The winning team receives 5 bonus points.
Team Debate Format
Proposition: Ricardo sez: If each nation specializes in the production of goods in which it has a comparative advantage and then trades with other nations for the goods in which they specialize, there will be an overall gain in trade and overall income levels should rise in each country.
Ricardo is Right – 5 minutes
A good introduction that attracts the audiences attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state each of your contentions
support with reason and evidence--That is, quote from TWIF
Cross Ex of the Ricardo is Right by one of the Ricardo is Wrong – 2 minutes
You ask questions about the reasons they give for Ricardo being right.
The other side does not respond. They take notes and will respond in rebuttal speech.
Ricardo is Wrong – 5 minutes
A good introduction that attracts the audience's attention and interest in the topic
Clearly state the Negative's position on the topic
Support with reason and evidence--That is, quote from TWIF
Attack and question the Affirmative's Contentions/evidence
Cross Ex of the Ricardo is Wrong by one of the Ricardo is Right – 2 minutes
You ask questions
(5 minutes to prepare)
Yeah But Ricardo is Still Wrong – 3 minutes
Respond to latest Ricardo is Right arguments
Make your final case to the audience that the Wrong position is superior to the Right
Try and convince the audience the Right has failed to carry the burden of proof
Summarize the debate and conclude effectively and ask for the audience to agree with the Wrong position
Yeah But Ricardo is Still Right - 3 minutes
Respond to final Wrong arguments
Summarize the debate and show the audience how the Right position is superior –
and the Wrong has carried the burden of proof