After today's formative vocabulary quiz on WWI you will work with your group to begin preparing for your role in next class' formative debate on the most significant cause of WWI.
Your team will have assigned a cause you will be arguing is the most "significant"; your team will also need to decide on another cause that you will be opposing/refuting in the debate and will need to develop a counterclaim and provide evidence to strengthen your argument that the other cause is less significant--and evidence to support your claim why your cause is the most significant cause of the war. This debate isn't about winning (tho. that can be fun) but about learning how to develop strong arguments you can support and how to develop strong counterclaims that serve the purpose of both refuting other claims and further strengthening your own claim/argument.
It is recommended your team make a shared notes document (be sure each team member has editing rights). And then divide up the task of taking notes on all of the causes. Each team member should take notes on your assigned cause; then divide up how your group will take notes on all of the other causes.
HW: Debate Prep - Continue taking notes on Causes of WWI
You will need to take notes and find evidence to support your team's cause. Prior to the debate you will be writing a formative essay so it is important that you develop a claim and counterclaim on your own. Later on, your team will read each other's argumentative essays and decide on which team member has a stronger introduction and claim, who has a stronger counter claim and who has a stronger conclusion-- this will help teams decide on who serves which speaking role.
But first, you must research!
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