Today we finished our debate on the guilt of Captain William Turner of the Lusitania. Because the Wednesday students arrive at 9:30, our time is short. We did not get a chance to look at our research project today. Next week, I will hand out the packets and make time for writing the thesis question and the supporting questions. In addition, students will write their conclusions stating their opinion on Captain Turner's competence.
I think the students enjoyed debating. They made some spirited and creative arguments. Debate points are kept by the amount of supporting facts used by the team. By this method, Captain Turner was deemed incompetent by one point!