It doesn’t get more communicative than debates and this book provides a comprehensive collection of meaningful topics for students to tackle. Debate is necessary for learning about the world and for developing intellectual and critical thinking processes. It is topical and constructive and it builds a spirit of maturity and inquiry in students. This course covers international relations and trade, tax and spending, the gap between rich and poor, globalization, culture, commerce, civil liberties, crime & punishment and other ethical dilemmas of state.
The 24 lesson plans contain: • concise overviews of the topics • cue cards with key ideas • functional phrases • rhetorical tropes • principles of logic • commentaries on relevant works of art • activities which incorporate community-based learning and writing tasks in real world media to make people not just more socially conscious but more socially active.