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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 3- A Great Debate (3rd/4th)

Posted by on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Grade 3, Grade 4, SAVY.

This week in debate we focused on exercising our objectivity in argument. It’s easy to debate the side you agree with, but much trickier to see a topic from all angles. Two students argued whether books were better than movies and the entire class had amazing input leading to a 7-6 split in favor of books. They did such a good job that several of the judges were swayed from their original opinions. Afterwards, our friend Eric Ventress came in to teach us about proper vetting for articles and evidence on Wikipedia. He’s an administrator of the site and showed us how articles are amended and why it’s important to research a topic well so that it stands up in an argument. Looking forward to next Saturday!