This list of the 10 controversial debate topics for middle school will be pretty astonishing for you, and you may be thinking who has thought that would be a good idea to discuss them with for 11, 12 and 13-year olds! They are existing topics for children at middle schools, so Insider Monkey have made a research for us.
Essentially, debates are great and useful. I notice day by day that people, even adults are not able to debate in an intelligent way. Social media shows the same sad experience. If someone runs out of reasons they immediately begin to become personal: they pry into the others’ profile photo, and privacy. Or what is even more astinishing they start to mock the other’s appearance. Debates should teach us to be patient and tolerant. Therefore I put a premium on children should be taught how to debate. But what do we call a debate? It’s a lively talk when the participants or opponents defend their points of view. Long ago debates were public, opponents invited people and they went to listen to them!
But as we don’t want to argufy, let’s check out a great selection from Insider Monkey’s list of 10 controversial debate topics for middle school! So come with us now!
10. Schools should provide free contraceptives
The first topic is about contraceptives. What do you think if children were given free contraceptives wouldn’t it be some kind of encouragement to be more promiscuous? I think promiscuity is rather a big problem among teenagers.
9. Increase the minimum wage
To discuss the increase the minimum weight children should know the value of money, and then the minimum wage, at last they can speak about it’s increasing.
8. Puerto Rico should become the 51st state
Lots of historical facts and arguments should be needed to discuss it thoroughly.
7. Repeal the Second Amendment
At first you should make the Second Amendment clear for the children, and then speak about to repeal it or not. It’s a difficult question if it’s safe to possess a gun, especially we think about the recent mass killings.
6. The United States should negotiate with terrorists
I would really like to know what students at a middle school say about this issue…!
5. Torture is permissible for purposes of national security
Telling the truth I really don’t know if it has any sense to discuss this topic with children. They may be too young for it, but what do you think?
4. Warrantless wiretaps are justified
It’s another complicated issue, which can generate debates even among adults, too. Many think it’s crime, others say it’s necessary evil. But what is sure – you can have long-long hours debates with students in the middle school.
3. Defense spending cut
Well, this is a topic which young boys are interested in: weaepons, military, wars, soldiers. Surely they will be excited to have conversations relating to defense spending cut. But what about girls? Do you expect they will be interested?
2. Abolish the Electoral College
I think everyone should be well-informed about the electoral system, so it’s an excellent idea to deal with it in middle schools, too. That’s why it’s here on this list now.
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