Lincoln-Douglas Debates Back to Blog »
Both the AP Language and Composition and English 11 class have worked hard this semester delivering Lincoln-Douglas debates in their argumentation unit. Lincoln-Douglas is a values debate where students debate the driving principles behind their positions – values such as “Justice” or “Equality” or “Quality of Life”. Students are graded on the quality of their arguments as well as their delivery. Their peers vote for the better debater and then give them feedback on how / what they might improve.