Day 5- Debate and Discussion

Time
Activity
Description
Materials
9:00-9:50
JR
Modern textbook exercise
3 stations with textbooks and textbook materials
Worksheets at each station
15 minute rotation at each station

MPR textbooks: What are textbooks good for?
Copies of textbooks/ excerpts; copies of worksheets
9:50-11:00
JR
Debate prep
10 min: Review debate rules
60 min: free debate prep (and break)
Copy of debate rules & Rubric
11:00-12:00
JR
Debate
3min Opening Statement: Pro
3min Opening Statement: Con
3min Rebuttal: Pro
3min Rebuttal: Con
10 min break
10 min Questions: Pro/Con/Pro/Con
15min Questions from judges
10 min break
3min Closing Statement: Con
3 min Closing Statement: Pro

12:00-1:00
LUNCH BREAK
Read Justin’s essay on the history of world history instruction in Boston
Copies of Justin’s Essay on the History of WH instruction
1:00-
1:30
JR
MPR: Debates
What was your experience in debate?
When are debates effective?
How much should student prepare?
Is it important to have a winner?
What about students who don’t do homework, miss classes, etc?
What are alternative debate, simulation, or role play frameworks?
Examples of alternative debate, simulation, role-play exercises.
1:30-2:15

EK
Discussion of Discussions
Read Hess’s article
Discuss discussion strategies:
- IRE
- Cold calling
- Socratic
- Student led
- Fishbowl
Copies of Diana Hess article on Discussion

Copy of “Discussion Moves”
2:15-3:05

EK
Fishbowl discussion
Question: How should the study of the history of history instruction influence our own contemporary history practice
Team 1: 10 min
Team 2: 10 min
Whole: 20 min

3:05-4:00
JR
Course wrap-up
Catch-up time
Questions moving forward
Final requested topics
Final words
Course feedback discussion
Course survey
Course Survey