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Debating an Idea

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Gretchen Martinez

on 3 April 2013

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Transcript of Debating an Idea

Finally What appeals did you hear in the debate?
List some examples. (5 minutes) 1. Representative Urges Action on the Media (5 minutes) Debating an Idea Go to page 143 of your Springboard book. Read the article on the top titled: "Representative Urges Action on the Media".

What is your first reaction to this article? 2. Prompt (5 minutes):
Should the government restrict media engagement of those under 18 to two hours a day on the weekdays and three on the weekends? Raise your hand to voice your opinion. 4. Debate the Topic (12 minutes) Stand up from your chairs. Follow the teacher's instructions! Use your ideas from the graphic organizer in the debate.
You must use the following sentence starters:
- Even though you just said that ..., I believe that ...
- I agree with what you said about ..., but I think that ...
- You make a good point about ..., and I would add that ...

If you are on the outer circle, take notes on a piece of paper (or your notebook). Be prepared to share your observations. 3. Brainstorm (8 minutes) -At the bottom of page 143 you will find a graphic organizer. The left column agrees (YES) with the law that the government should restrict media engagement. The right column disagrees (NO) with the law.
-Write at least three (3) reasons for each column.
-Additionally, each of the columns should contain a quotation from a fellow student. Pretend you are a journalist and write down what a classmate says about each position (yes and no). Make sure your quote is unique. Shared quotations will not be graded. Write the name of the student in parenthesis at the end of the quote. 5. Persuasive Appeals:
Logos, Ethos, and Pathos (7 minutes) Logos (logical appeal): Identifies arguments or appeals to logic or reason for or against an issue.
Ethos (ethical appeal): Identifies arguments or appeals using the moral or ethical qualifications of the speaker for or against an issue.
Pathos (emotional appeal): Identifies arguments or appeals to emotions or feelings for or against an issue.
- Write an example of each in your Springboard book. During the debate you heard several types of arguments or appeals. These types of appeals fall in three basic categories: logos, ethos, and pathos.
When you finish your work. Write your name and class period on the top right corner of page 143. Turn it in before leaving.
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