Agree or Disagree (PDF package): 110 Topics to Build Critical Thinking & Inspire Conversations
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Description & Sample Pages
Agree or Disagree is perfect for young people ages 9-ish to teen (of all levels) who love to have their say and are game to develop their craft. (Adults enjoy the topics too!)
- It's packed with 110 classic, contemporary & creative debate topics, scenarios and questions.
- For educators, it offers a trove of prompts to practice persuasive, opinion and argument writing as well as compelling topics for small discussion groups.
- It's a fun and engaging way to exercise essential lifelong skills: the ability to reason, to persuade and to build an argument 👍
Overall, we challenge young people to stretch their thinking by:
- coming up with reasons that support their opinions
- providing examples to illustrate their argument
- connecting their views to experiences, news and history
- contemplating different circumstances
- considering the other side of the debate
Age range: Starting at roughly grades 4/5. The topics and issues will also engage older youth and adults!
Pages: 60 (print file) | 119 (viewing file)
Published: 2019; updated 2021; Toronto
File size: 198 KB (print file) 985 KB (viewing file)
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