Posts tagged Debating
Create the Debate UK Parliament Resource

A resource created by the UK Parliament Education Service for students to learn debating skills and processes that are used in the UK House of Commons.

The resource is designed to help students to form opinions, justify their viewpoints, learn about the importance of playing “Devil’s Advocate” and take part in the democratic decision-making process.

The resource can be used in Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship, PSHE, English and History lessons or by an after-school Debating Club.

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Setting up a Debate Club: A Guide for Secondary Schools-The English Speaking Union

A useful guide designed by the English Speaking Union for secondary school teachers who would like to establish a Debate Club in their school. The guide includes advice and guidance on planning and facilitating the first session, promoting the Debate Club amongst students and other members of staff and provides a list of suggested topic areas for debate at the Club. The Debate Club can be run during PSHE. RSE or Citizenship lessons or be run as a lunchtime or after-school activity.

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Setting up a Debate Club: A Guide for Primary Schools - The English Speaking Union

A great guide from The English Speaking Union on how to set up a Debate Club for primary school students. The guide includes information on planning and facilitating the first session and examples of topics that are suitable for Key Stage 2 students to debate. The model can be used in PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons as an alternative to traditional Circle Time activities or can be set up as an after-school activity to help improve students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

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Womankind Worldwide Key Stage 4 Lesson Plan: Equal rights- what gets in the way?

A lesson plan produced by Womankind Worldwide for Key Stage 4 Citizenship and PSHE lessons which introduces students to the importance of fighting for women’s rights around the world. The lesson plan includes an exploration of sexist and homophobic language and provides students with opportunities to debate issues around expressions of gender stereotypes through speed debating and line debating.

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CAABU Key Stage 4 Lesson Plan on Stereotypes in Action

An engaging lesson plan designed by CAABU, The Council for Arab-British Understanding which encourages students to explore racial stereotypes that exist in society and what students themselves can do to debunk and challenge these stereotypes in order to be a good citizen. T

he lesson is practical in nature and the lesson plan provides a set of scenarios for students to digest and discuss.

The lesson plan is designed for use in Key Stage 4 Citizenship lessons but can easily be adapted for use in GCSE Religious Studies lessons.

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Media Smart Resources on Advertising and Body Image for Primary and Secondary Schools

Media Smart has produced a set of free resources for PSHE/RSE/ICT teachers to use to discuss digital advertising, advertising, body image and social media with students. The resources include lesson plans, videos and activities that help to stimulate conversations around mental health, emotional wellbeing, media literacy and safeguarding.

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