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THE BIG
EGG DEBATE

Year 5

What am I?

Click on the correct egg farming system for its description.

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Why debate?

You are going to take part in a debate addressing a question about
egg farming.
Debating is beneficial for many reasons, including:

it provides an opportunity to analyse the differences and similarities in opinions in a respectful manner

it develops the ability to reason, persuade and think critically about different topics

it can help develop public speaking skills

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Debating Dos and Don’ts

Read the arguments and click on either ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’. Are Flip and
Florentine showing effective or ineffective debating styles?

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The Big Egg Debate:

Which egg farming system in Australia is most benefitial for the
consumer?

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Three teams:
  • For cage production
  • For barn systems
  • For free range systems
Speakers:

Each team should have two or three individual speakers who will speak in turn.

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The Big Egg Debate:

How you will be assessed and scored:

Argument:

Evidence and proof of the team’s case and its disproof of the other side’s case.

Score: 50
Presentation:

How the argument is presented including speaker style, eye contact, voice and gesture.

Score: 30
Structure:

The flow of the argument and how the speech links with speeches from the rest of the team.

Score: 20
The winning team will be the team with the
highest overall score.
GO and prepare your arguments!
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The Big Egg Debate:

Which egg farming system in Australia has the most benefits for the consumer?

Each speaker has one minute to present their case, and each team has the chance to present a new argument. Press the timer when each speaker is ready to begin. Don’t forget to keep score!

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The Big Egg Debate:

Which team presented the most convincing argument?

Which egg farming system in Australia has the most benefits for the consumer?

  • Cage production
  • Barn systems
  • Free range systems

WELL DONE!

You have completed the lesson.