Week 1 – Where Do You Stand?

Introduction to Debating (all ages)

In Lesson 1, everyone took part in the activity Where Do You Stand? Now it’s time to try this out at home! 

Print and cut out the motion cards below. If you don’t have access to a printer, why not create your own version of the cards!

Turn all of the motion cards upside down on a table. Taking turns with your family, choose a card at random and using your thumb show where you stand on the motion. 

Agree = Thumbs up 
Disagree = Thumbs down 
Unsure = Thumb in the middle 

Now that you have shown where you stand, you need to explain why!

Challenge: Have a go at arguing for the opposite of what you believe in. This is a really useful skill to practice because in debating, you do not get to choose whether you are on team proposition or team opposition!