A sporting chance

11 May

My students won their first debate!  It is now time to prepare for their second.  The topic is sport.  This is problematic as my students have minimal sporting knowledge, and I have none.

In light of this, our first job is to research.  Each student can bring in an article and discuss it.  That way, we can share knowledge.

Our second job is to practice generating arguments.  Below is a list of suggested topics:

  • That betting on sporting matches should not be allowed.
  • That an athlete’s proven drug use should result in their permanent exclusion from sporting competition.
  • That sportspeople accused of illegal conduct should be suspended from competition until a verdict of not guilty is handed down.
  • That Australia overemphasises the importance of sport.
  • That sportspeople are good role models.
  •  That morality clauses should be standard in the contracts of all professional sportspeople.



2 Responses to “A sporting chance”

  1. MythRider May 16, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Congratulations on the win. Here’s to many more.
    I heard something on Public Radio I thought you might be interested in, that is if you don’t already know about it.
    Here’s the link.http://www.mprnews.org/story/npr/305897405

    • mscwhite May 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      Thanks for sending this through! I am super excited to see all the different ways they stage Hamlet!

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