miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

Creating a Debate at the Science Lesson

As we have propose you the last lesson, we will have a debate in the next Science session. The topic will be the Changes in our world and in the nature owing to the humans. I have told to you that you can talk about Global Warming and also about what the humans are doing with planet Earth.

In this post we will tell you some helpful tips for you to prepare your positions:
  • There will be two teams and positions: The urban citizens who are going to defend the use of nature resources as much as possible for the human benefits, it doesn't matter what happen at the end. And the other group will be the Ecologist who are going to defend a resposible use of nature resources.

  • You will look for information about your position, you can use the web for this.

  • You have to prepare what you really want to say: so you have to choose the concrete information and prepare your staments. Remember the debate is going to be in English so try to create simple and concrete sentences. If you have prepeared before It will be easier to tell during the debate.  Here you have some usefull expression to five your opinion:
      • In my opinion ........................................
      • I think that..............................................
      • From my point of view .........................
      • I believe ................................................
  • Another good idea is to think as your partner in the other position is going to think. This will help you to prepare your statements to answer him.

  • About your opinions this can help you:
      •  Urban citizens:
        • We need nature resources for our technical development.
        • The pollution is not important if we have a better life.
      • Ecologist:
        • If we continue in this way the planet Earth is going to say stop.
        • We can think in better ways of life less polluted.

Here you are some videos to motivate you for the debate:




And at the end the Rubric about the activity for you to know what will be the point in which we will focus our assesment of the activity .

Rubrica Debates