We did a completely unrehearsed debate today. On some slips of paper, I wrote some rather silly debate propositions about the family of aliens that I drew on the whiteboard (see picture, above). Then the students drew the propositions and whether they would be PRO or CON, randomly, and had 5 minutes to prepare their speeches. The three propositions were:
"Bob the alien is weird."
"For aliens, uniforms are wonderful."
"For aliens, playing is most important."
I wrote the propositions originally for a younger group, but these three older (7th grade), more advanced kids did really well with it and had fun too.
[daily log: walking, 5 km]