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Unit 8: Set 3: High School - ABG Debate: Activities

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Activity 1:

  1. Organize a debate among your classmates over the construction of the USS North Dakota.
  1. Organize a “conference” to discuss the issues of construction of the first All-Big-Gun ship. Each participant should be assigned a rank (Lieutenant, Commander, Admiral, etc) and one person should be the President of the United States. Each person should have a list of the positions they represent and should be prepared to argue for their position.

Activity 2:

Download and use this matrix to compare the arguments concerning the USS North Dakota. Using what you have read about the ship, and any other research you can conduct on her, analyze the strength of each argument. An example is presented to help you get started.





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