Open Vs Proprietary Mock Debate

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Title Open Vs Proprietary Mock Debate
Overview Teacher preps students for and holds a mock debate.
Prerequisite Knowledge What topics and tools does the student need to know prior to beginning this activity?
Learning Objectives What should the student be able to do after completing completed this activity?


How to Conduct a Class Debate

Both students and teachers should familiarize themselves with debate formats and how it transcribes to the classroom.

A selection of resources that explain how you might hold a classroom debate:

(from Best to Worst)

  1. How to Conduct a Class Debate
  2. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format: A Primer for Teachers
  3. Teaching Critical Thinking Through Debate
  4. Model UN Preparation

Open source VS Proprietary

Students taking part in the debate should be given ample time to RESEARCH the topic.

Is there background reading material? Are there other activities the student should have done first? What is the rational for this activity? Include helpful hints to faculty here.


What should the student do?

What topics might be raised?

How might students structure their arguments

What arguments? How should teachers help students think through the issues?


What will the student hand in?


How will the activity be graded? How will learning will be measured? Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.


What should the instructor know before using this activity?

What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?

Additional Information:

Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? ACM_Body_of_Knowledge
Topic What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics -
Level of Difficulty Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?
Estimated Time to Completion How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
Materials/Environment What does the student need? Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
Author Who wrote this activity?
Source Is there another activity on which this activity is based? If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
License Under which license is this material made available? (

Suggestions for the Open Source Project:

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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