Energy Debates

Let’s learn more about debating…

  • One key to doing well in a debate is actually listening well and staying calm and focused throughout.
  • Debating is an incredible life skill which can help in so many ways as all kinds of situations!
  • In the debate process you will learn:
    • how to express yourself and your position on something
    • speak confidently about your topic, based on facts
    • respond with a great rebuttal because you listened well



Choose one or more of the engaging activities below to take action:

  • A Good Debater is… Draw a poster that shows the elements of what a good debater is.
  • Debate yourself – Can you debate both sides of an argument.  GIve it a try


Journaling prompts

Choose one of the topics below to write about:

  • Do you think you were successful in your debate? Did you get your point across?
  • What would you do differently?
  • Did your opinion change based on the arguments from the other participants?






  • Book – Public Speaking for Kids, Tweens, and Teens – Confidence for Life! by David Nemzoff – Everyone can develop self-confidence and powerful leadership and social interaction skills at home. Public Speaking for Kids, Tweens, and Teens single-student edition is a do-it-yourself at home public speaking training program designed for youth ages 8 to 18. The parents and student do NOT need to know anything about public speaking to use this program.
  • Movie – Candy Jar by Ben Shelton – This movie has a TV-14 rating so parents should not allow kids under 14 to watch this unattended. It features two high school students who love debate on a journey to settle their personal differences!



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