Get Debating

Get Debating

A new series of debating worksheets for students aged 11-16 to use in the classroom.

 

Description

Get Debating is a new series of classroom worksheets focusing on debating techniques, structuring effective arguments and finding suitable topics for debate.

The pack consists of four worksheets that students can use in the classroom, as well as a glossary of debating terms and accompanying teachers' notes.

The four worksheets are:

  • Debater’s Checklist - A step by step checklist to get students ready for debate.
  • Moderator's Guide - A guide for students to use to manage the tricky task of running a debate.
  • In your School - Helps students find issues for debate in school and encourages them to survey their peers to decide which issues to prioritise.
  • In the News Now - Helps students to identify current new stories and topics suitable for debate.

You can download the full set of worksheets below or you can download worksheets individually from the links in the above text.

SEND versions

SEND accessible worksheets are also available on this page.

Additional differentiated resources for SEND pupils include:

Learning Outcomes

These worksheets can be used in Citizenship lessons and also in English, Government & Politics and other related subjects where students are exploring complex topics and careful consideration of issues.

Students will:

  • Practise their debating skills and prepare structured arguments for debate
  • Research news stories and issues suitable for debate
  • Learn how to campaign on issues at school

Resources

Det Debating worksheets - PDF version

Det Debating worksheets - PDF version

pdf file - 0.98 MB

Get Debating worksheets - Word version

Get Debating worksheets - Word version

docx file - 5.03 MB

Teachers' Notes

Teachers' Notes

These teachers' notes offer suggestions on how to use the Get Debating worksheets in the classroom.

pdf file - 708 KB
PDF download

Additional supporting resources (SEND accessible)

Additional supporting resources (SEND accessible)

Choosing a good debate, Glossary, Moderator prompt sheet, Sorting exercise, Organising an argument.

docx file - 823 KB

Vocabulary (SEND accessible)

Vocabulary (SEND accessible)

Pre-learning vocab sheet

docx file - 926 KB

Teacher notes (SEND accessible)

Teacher notes (SEND accessible)

Use with SEND students.

docx file - 766 KB

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide

Grid demonstrating how the Get Debating worksheets relate to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

doc file - 465 KB
Word download

AGES 11-19, ENGLISH, CITIZENSHIP

Debating resource: Create the Debate

AGES 7-11, ENGLISH, DEBATING

Primary debating resource