This article will bring you to the list of good debate topics for kids. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. One of the great consequences of taking part in school debates is the increased self-confidence. By being involved in discussions, a child is more likely to become laid-back and self-assertive than to turn into a shy and anxious adult. Socializing skills are pretty important when it comes to everyday situations, aren’t they? What is more, having discussed a list of good debate topics usually makes the child more tolerant of other people and their opinions. That could be one of the greatest benefits of debating. By taking the side which doesn’t actually match his/her opinion, the student sooner or later realizes it is perfectly acceptable to have different attitudes on certain topics, and that no one should be too upset about them.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three good debate topics for kids from their list.
The first one is “Will computers replace teachers?” There isn’t a student in the world, big or small, who hasn’t asked himself/herself this question. Sometimes the teachers’ job seems so easy as if everyone could do it. Aren’t teachers just repeating things from books, in a slightly different way? Also, robots are bound to be unbiased and impersonal. Hmmm, perhaps a bit of personality isn’t such a bad thing, right? Especially for younger learners. The second debate topic should be “Which is better: television or books?” As much as this one is interesting, it implies students actually read books they’re supposed to read so they could make the comparison. Those who aren’t avid readers surely will come up with some good arguments. In addition, a discussion on Harry Potter books would be the most appropriate for a similar topic of books vs. films. At last, but not least we are recommending “Grades should be abolished.” It’s hard not to imagine a round of applause from the young audience once the supporting teams start presenting their arguments. Life would be so much easier and stress-free, which eventually helps absorbing new information better. Everyone should be learning according to his/her liking. On the other hand, it would be hard to establish a different system for judging who is suitable for certain careers.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 good debate topics for kids.