Debate Lesson Plans

Breeding Dogs Should Be Ended or Curtailed

Many dog owners feel their dog is so cute that they need to fill the world with dogs just like her, and some want to sell …

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Taxation Is Theft

Norway is considered the most heavily taxed country in the world, at almost 45% of total GDP being derived from tax collected. Hong Kong is incredibly light …

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Household Pets Should Live Indoors

Some individuals and families look at their pets as another member of their household while other individuals look at pets as protection for their home or …

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Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalised

Assisted suicide is when a medical professional helps another person to end their life. While this sounds harmful, there are many cases in real life where …

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Space Exploration Is a Waste of Money

When we think of space we often think of retro flashbacks of Star Trek and popular sci-fi shows. Sadly, the dream to travel to the stars …

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Animals Should Not Be Used for Entertainment

Circuses, zoos, aquariums, dog fighting, hunting, fishing, horse racing, bullfighting… all of these practices keep animals in captivity and use them against their will for human …

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Debate Ideas

56 Debating Topics on Religion and Faith

Around the world, there are approximately 6 billion people who have a moderate to a strong belief in some faith or religion. Conversely, only 16% of …

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47 Debate/Persuasive Topics On Media and Advertising

The growth and development of media and advertising with the introduction of new technology has been fascinating. To any clear-thinking individual, we can see that it …

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TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Debates: Should We Create a Solar Shade to Cool the Earth?

Warmer questions Do you take an interest in the environment? Are you concerned about climate change? Do you think enough is being done to either slow …

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TED Talk Debates: The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

Warmer questions What is DNA? When was DNA first discovered? What can be found out from our DNA? Reading sectiom: Highly connected Technology is changing every …

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Business Debate Lessons

Business: Corporate Social Responsibility at the Saïd Business School

Warmer questions Should companies be more involved in how society is run more fairly? Is it possible for companies to make society better? If companies are …

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Business: Mercer’s View on Crowdsourcing and the Gig Economy

Warmer questions How many hours per week do you work? Would you want more flexible hours? Have you ever considered working part-time or to change the …

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Business: How Smart Is Today’s Artificial Intelligence?

Warmer questions How would you define “smartness”? Is there such a thing as multiple types of intelligence? When was the last time you interacted with a …

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Business: The Big Debate on the Future of Work

Warmer questions When was the last time you took a taxi or cab? How much is too much to pay for someone who drives you to …

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Business: JP Morgan’s Perspective on the Development of Islamic Finance

Warmer questions When you save money or invest do you have a preference for ethical investments? Is it possible to make money and still follow religious …

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Business: Carbon Tax Through Cap and Trade

Warmer questions How concerned are you about the amount of carbon in the atmosphere? What have you done personally to cut your carbon emissions? Reduced your …

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