Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 9

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 9

Making College Relevant handout

1130 Essays back Friday

Bonus Points?

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:

  1. Makes case for your side
  2. Questions reasons for other side
  3. 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
Conclude effectively

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.

Be courteous

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
Conclude effectively

Cross Ex of the Ricardo is Wrong by one of the Ricardo is Right – 2 minutes
You ask questions

Be courteous

Rebuttal Speeches

(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
Conclude effectively.

4 comments:

Consuelo Hinojosa said...

I liked the debate, I actually thought the other group was going to beat ours, they had some good points and seemed very confident. In the end our group won.

Alyssa D said...

i enjoyed this debate, but it seems like i always end up on the side of school debates that get shafted. i'd enjoy doing it again either way sometime.

LoReNa said...

The debate seemed to be going so wrong for my team, that was "Ricardo is Right". But intensity picked up towards the end... Especially our closing sentence.

LoReNa said...

The debate seemed to be going so wrong for my team, that was "Ricardo is Right". But intensity picked up towards the end... Especially our closing sentence.