7th Grade Bobcat Social Studies Enrichment

  • Course Overview:

    During this course, Great debates: Current Events edition, students will actively research specific controversial events that are occurring today about which people have multiple viewpoints. Examples of such topics are the Syrian conflict, Black Lives Matter, Protests and Movements, Standing Rock, and the Coronavirus. Students will choose an assigned viewpoint to research, and create an argument based on that viewpoint using evidence to defend their argument. Students will debate their argument before a panel of impartial judges to determine which side has crafted the most reasonable argument using relevant evidence. A major emphasis in debates is the preparation and presentation of your argument, so students must think on their feet and be ready to use a counter argument at a moment's notice.