Welcome to Debating!
This Wikispace contains all of the resources, assignments, due dates, and anything else you need for this project.

Topics for Debate
  1. Choose one of the “resolves” listed below.
  2. With your partner, choose who will agree with the resolve and who will disagree. Remember you do not have to personally believe with the side you argue. It can be advanced thinking to choose to agree the opposite of what you believe.
  3. Complete the Researching Your Topic and the Researching Their Counterargument while you research.

  • Resolve: Students learn and behave better when wearing uniforms.
  • Resolve: Middle schools should have mandatory drug testing for participation in
  • extracurricular activities.
  • Resolve: Teens should be tried as adults.
  • Resolve: Cell phones should be allowed in schools.
  • Resolve: In the case of students lockers, school safety is more important than student
  • privacy.
  • Resolve: Corporal punishment of children should be illegal.
  • Resolve: The age to get a driver’s license should be 18.
  • Resolve: The President of the United States should be elected by the direct vote of the
  • people.
  • Resolve: There should be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.
  • Resolve: The United States should rely on alternative energy sources instead of fossil
  • fuels.
  • Resolve: Homework should be banned.
  • Resolve: The United States should ban the death penalty.
  • Resolve: Fast food restaurants do more harm than good.
  • Resolve: Algebra should not be required for high school graduation.
  • Resolve: Schools should provide for single sex instruction.