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Elevating Core Content With Debate-Inspired Activities

How can you get students excited about a potentially dry topic like the basics of grammar? Try asking them to build arguments and defend them.

February 18, 2022 Updated February 22, 2022

At Boston Latin School, ELA teacher Mary Dibinga’s high school students debate about the merits of different parts of speech, an activity developed by Boston Debate League as part of their Debate-Inspired Classrooms program.

Boston Latin Academy

Public, Urban
Grades 7 - 12
Boston, MA

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