The English-Speaking Union

Middle School Public Debate Program

Lesson Plans & Teaching Materials

Lesson Plans were prepared by Dee Burek, Middle School Educator at Stone Bridge Middle School (Allentown, NJ) and Garden State Debate League President.
Lesson 1: Assertion, Reasoning, Evidence (ARE)
Lesson 2: Refutation
Lesson 3: Proposition/Opposition
Lesson 4: Research
Lesson 5: Debate Format

Debate Format Lesson #1

Debate Format Lesson #2

Debate Format Lesson #3

Lesson 6: Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
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