These sites explore the advantages and disadvantages for following a year round school schedule versus a traditional schedule that features a summer break. The information on these sites can help students create their debate arguments for or against this type of schedule. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on debate.
These sites offer tips and activity ideas for sponsoring classroom debates at various grade levels. Learn how to prepare for a debate and how to improve your presentation skills. Includes transcripts and video clips of presidential debates from 1960-2000. There are links to eThemes Resources on writing.