This is the full-length version of this post. You can read the condensed version, which appeared as an opinion article in the Washington Post , here. The coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus. The damage to health, wealth, and well-being has already been enormous. Everyone can work together to learn about the disease and develop tools to fight it.
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Debates are a wonderful, high-interest way to teach a number of skills to students. They provide students with the ability to research a topic, work as a team, practice public speaking, and use critical thinking skills. Despite—or perhaps because of—the challenges that go along with teaching tweens, holding debates in middle school classes can be especially rewarding. The following is a list of topics that would be appropriate for use in middle school classrooms. As you read through these you will see that some are more appropriate for specific curriculum areas, while others can be used in classes across the board.