By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
- act as moderators, and
- speak for the motion or against it.
The pupils are required to already have learned
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- A debate topic written on the board.
- Record TV or radio debate.
- A copy of a written sample debate.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS ON SIMPLE AND FAMILIAR TOPICS
- Father is more important than mother.
- Teachers are better than doctors/farmers.
- Are school uniform needed?
- To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Tells the pupils that a debate is an organized way of arguing your case or points of view.
- Introduces the register of debate to pupils i.e. words, structure, terms, mannerisms etc.
- Guides pupils to prepare a programme of events.
- Organises a debate , with a chairman, panel of judges, proposers, opposers of the motion, listeners.
- Pupil’s Activities – Act as moderators while some pupils are reading the prepared speech.
- Pupil’s Activities – As many pupils as possible should also act as moderators as well as speakers.
- Guides pupils to participate in a debate.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- dramatize a role in debate.
- take a stand in an argument (for or against), and
- speak on a given topic.