Debate on Otters


A template to run a debate in the classroom. Replace the poll question and let your students have fu

Profile picture of ong_xin_yan_alyssa


Updated 5 months ago

1. Slide
60 seconds
Write down the reasons why otters should and should not be protected in the wild.
Read the article on otters
2. Drawings
660 seconds
Question: Otters live in water, but why? How did they evolve to become aquatic creatures? Clues: • Otters are closely related to weasels and badgers. • Otters have webbed feet, thick fur and a flattened tail for swimming. • There is evidence that otters were once land animals. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a new species of otter that is a mix between a merlion and an otter. B. Design an aquatic environment for an otter and explain why you made the choices you did.
3. Poll
60 seconds
We should continue to protect otters in the wild. Do you agree?
  • Agree 👍️
  • Disagree 👎️
4. Slide
60 seconds
5. Slide
60 seconds
'This house believes that we should protect otters in the wild! Do you agree? (Present your arguments in PEEL format)
6. Open question
180 seconds
Give a neutral standpoint when engaging in this argument.
7. Slide
60 seconds
Hope you have realized that we have used the Swing Plan here! (On one hand, on the other hand, on middle ground)
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a tree filled with mice instead of leaves.

Suggested content