Introduction

WEBQUEST FOR THE GREAT GREEK DEBATE
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You will hear a lot of people arguing on the news, and almost everywhere.. It is after all the political season, and television is filled with courtroom drama, etc. We are going to learn the ancient art of debate....taking one subject,  and becoming part of a team that will take on the opposition, with research, knowledge, and a strong sense of purpose. Classmates will determine the "judgment" by ability and facts.

THE BIG GREEK DEBATE

SCHEDULE FOR PROJECT

TIME PERIOD FOR PROJECT FROM NOVEMBER 1-5, POSSIBLE 8TH.

 

 BEFORE- WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-29

 a. Study Greek philosophers especially life of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle

b. capital punishment

c. freedom of speech, freedom of religion


 

 MONDAY
NOV. 1
 a. Individual rules- intro to pros and cons and sides given
b. Intro to research and research begins- WORKSHEET work on answering questions and finding sources
 TUESDAY
NOV. 2

a. Research; citing sources - work on worksheet
b. Watch Clarkson Channel on You Tube...argumentative statement
c.Worksheet

 WEDNESDAY
NOV. 3
 a. Finish research and worksheet and must have 3 citations
b. Choose roles sides- Socrates deserved to die, Socrates did not deserve to die- the pros and cons of capital punishment- which side will you be on
c. Talk about all possible scenarios and given steps of this mini-debate
 THURSDAY
NOV. 4
a. Talk again about steps to debate and grading
b. Practice positions/ mini-debate
c. Make sure team has information organized- proper dress for debates
d. Finish research and worksheet and must have 3 citations
 FRIDAY NOV. 5  MINI- DEBATE TODAY AND POSSIBLY MONDAY
WORKSHEET TURNED IN TODAY