Mrs. Cerulli - Debate Club

Welcome to Debate Club!

To prepare for our first Debate:  We will meet on 2/12 and 2/23.  Our 
first Debate will be held on March 9th.    

Tentative Meeting Schedule:
10/9, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 2/12, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 
4/20, 5/5, 5/19

First Debate Topic:  Should the U.S. remove the penny from circulation?  

Debate Groups (captain in CAPS) 
Odd groups - get rid of the penny;  Even groups - keep the penny

Group 1:  MICHAEL L., Sara B., Rachel H., Katelyn C.
Group 2:  SOUMYA G., Tiago F., Lindsay G., Vanessa M.
Group 3:  SETH Z., Katie M., Rebecca M., Ella F.
Group 4:  NIGEL H., Anthony F., Aidan Z.
Group 5:  LUKE F., Nathan D., Gabriella M., Emily R.
Group 6:  SAM D., Nick P., Supriya G.
Group 7:  GREG M., Andrew M., Olivia G., Maggie P.
Group 8:  ERIC S., Kevin F., Josh D., Natalie M.

Junior Scholastic article about the Penny
http://junior.scholastic.com/issues/11_17_14/book#/12

Time for Kids article and survey
http://www.timeforkids.com/news/penny-debate/76591

"Storyworks" article about the penny.
http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/2014/03/Should-America-Get-Rid-of-the-Penny

Should we keep the Penny or get rid of it?
http://coins.about.com/od/uscoins/i/penny_debate_2.htm

"Retire the Penny."  An organization who's goal is to retire the penny.
http://www.retirethepenny.org/

"Don't you dare eliminate the penny."  An editorial from Forbes in favor 
of keeping the penny.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/briandomitrovic/2013/11/26/dont-you-dare-eliminate-the-penny/

"How it (the penny) has stuck around all these years."
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2013/02/14/the-american-penny-how-its-managed-to-stick-around-all-these-years

"Why we should kill the penny."  There is an article and a video clip.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/why-germany-is-taking-back-its/

"Why keep the penny"
http://amac.us/why-keep-the-penny/

Results of a poll about keeping the penny
http://www.pennies.org/index.php/penny-news/113-73-of-americans-favor-keeping-the-penny

60 minutes report - "Should we make cents?"  article and video clip
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/should-we-make-cents/

Debate over the penny.  A lot of information, but be sure to verify it, as 
Wikipedia is not always 100% accurate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_debate_in_the_United_States