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Debates 2001

Research topics / How to earn points / Writing your Article on a Bill

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This site will help you do the project Napoli. Hope you have fun researching and debating the issues!


Writing your Speech

To write your speech use the form I provided.

Lost the form for your speech? Download this file

Need the back side of the speech form to list your sources? Download this file

Don't forget to write down:

1. Identify the kind / type of source, e.g. newspaper, magazine, book, or internet site.
2. Give a brief description about qualifications of author or organization.
Make sure the author is qualified.
3. Cite the source: Is it an internet site, magazine, newspaper, book?
Be sure to name the source, date the source, state the place (if possible)


Research your Topic

Check out these sites for information:

http://dmoz.org/Society/Issues/

BigChalk.com

Yahoo.com

YouDebate.com

Schoolwork.com

Try out this search engine to find information: http://www.google.com

Begin below for a starting point to find information...

Try out this search engine to find information: http://www.google.com

Begin below for a starting point to find information...

TOPICS FOR 2002 DEBATES

Pro = for
Con = against

1. To cancel law permitting Abortion

Pro banning (cancel) Abortion:

http://www.lifecorner.org/facts.html
http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/abortionresponses.html
http://abortionismurder.org/murdervsadoption.shtml
http://www.religioustolerance.org/abortion.htm

Con banning Abortion:
http://www.abortionisprolife.com/faq.htm
http://www.perkel.com/politics/issues/abortion.htm

http://elroy.net/ehr/abortionanswers.html
http://www.geocities.com/abortionfacts_spreadingthetruth/home.html

 

2. To allow Teenage death penalty

For
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0001/gonnerman.php
http://loper.org/~george/trends/2000/Feb/98.html

Against
http://www.fdp.dk/uk/juve-art.htm
http://www.focusonforty.com/WExecut2.html
http://dpa.state.ky.us/library/advocate/nov01/juvdp.html
http://www.n-jcenter.com/2002/Mar/8/LEG104.htm
http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Crime/Juvenile/


3. To allow Euthanasia

Looking at both sides: http://www.religioustolerance.org/euthanas.htm

For euthanasia
stories: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/full_coverage/us/assisted_suicide
http://perso.club-internet.fr/admd/introa.htm

http://assistedsuicide.org
http://www.togopeacefully.com
http://www.euthanasia.com/debate.html
http://www.euthanasia.com/poll2000.html

Against Euthanasia
(story): http://www.prolifeinfo.org/euth009.html

http://www.euthanasia.com/debate.html
Statistics: http://www.euthanasia.com/poll2000.html

http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/faq.htm
http://www.prolifeinfo.org/euth018.html
http://www.euthanasia.com/survey.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1997/08/19/us/us.1.html

4. To create more laws for Gun Control


Pro and Cons

http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/pros_cons/guncontrol/guncontrol.html
http://www.nationalissues.com/gun_control/
http://www.youdebate.com/DEBATES/guncontrol.HTM
http://www.youdebate.com/DEBATES/guncontrol_seizure.HTM


Against gun control:
http://www.guntruths.com/Myths/truth_about_myths.htm
http://www.guntruths.com/Resource/facts_you_can_use.htm

http://www.letu.edu/people/annieolson/1023Webs/sp01/art-lam/Jhisory.html
http://www.youdebate.com/DEBATES/gun_safety.HTM
http://www.youdebate.com/DEBATES/gun_crime_deterrence.HTM
http://hematite.com/dragon/gunintro.html

 

5. To rely more on Nuculear Power:

Pro:
http://www.ee.rochester.edu:8080/programs/399Projects/TMIStudy/TMIPros.html
http://www.webdesk.com/advantages-nuclear-power-pros/
NEI.org: http://www.nei.org/
TimesDaily: http://www.timesdaily.com/news/stories/2190newsstories.html

Con:
EnergyNet: http://www.energy-net.org/00NUKE/aadec.htm
Suite.com: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/9960/67280

Pros and Cons:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/indepth/energy/nuclear.html

 

6. To do away with stricter Driving laws for Teenagers

Pros:

http://www.elliscountypress.com/archive%202002/jan%203.htm

Cons:
Present law of California
http://www.aaa-calif.com/members/corpinfo/teens.asp

Drive Safe: http://drivehomesafe.com/teen_driving_fatality_information_start_page.htm
http://www.inscomp.net/teens.html
SacBee: http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/4856817p-5870047c.html

Graduated license lawsFlorida's law: http://www.cnn.com/US/9607/01/driving.law/
http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/ddl/teendriv.html
http://www.ipromiseprogram.com/links/Officials%20hope%20to%20curb%20accidents%20-%20Herald%20-%20SC.htm
http://www.whatsdrivingyou.org/laws/graduated.html

 

7. To eliminate 3 Strikes laws

Pro eliminating laws
http://www.facts1.com/stories2/stories2.htm
http://www.amend3strikes.org/
http://rwor.org/a/v20/970-79/974/3strike.htm

Con eliminating laws
http://www.silicon-valley.com/3strikes.html
http://www.prospect.org/print/V5/18/diiulio-j.html
http://www.ncpa.org/bg/bg148.html

 

8. Take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?

History: http://history.vineyard.net//pledge.htm
The Debate: http://www.kidzworld.com/site/p2267.htm

Pros and Cons
CNN: http://europe.cnn.com/2002/LAW/06/26/pledge.allegiance/
Fox news: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,56310,00.html
Christianity.com: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2002/124/41.0.html

Pro

ThePeople: http://www.e-thepeople.com/a-national/comment/16478/1/view
Salt Lake Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/2002/jul/07212002/commenta/755055.htm

Con
American Partisan: http://www.american-partisan.com/cols/2002/poole/qtr2/0627.htm
Senator Bennett: http://bennett.senate.gov/bennett_calls_9th_circuit_deci.html

 

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NAPOLI

 

In this simulation you are a Representative, representing a congressional district, and your purpose is to discuss, debate, and either pass or defeat laws for the country. You will be assigned to (1.) a State which you represent, and (2.) one of two political parties: The American Traditionalist Party (ATP) or the American Modernist Party (AMP).

During your participation in Napoli you will have to keep in mind the interests of both your State and your party, since your chances of being re-elected hinge on doing a satisfactory job of representing both.

GRADING: You work towards the grade you want.

Assignments:

1. Dress (10 points)

Guys: collared shirt with tie and pants
Ladies: pants outfit, dress, or skirt (no t-shirt look)

2. Bill Proposal (20 points)

3. Participation (10 points)

4. Articles on bills (15 points) (no more than two articles)

5. Collage (5 points)

6. Speech (20 points) You must do a speech to get an "A"

7. Leadership roles

a. Speaker of the House (15 points)
b. Secretary (10 points)
c. Seargant-at-arms (10 points)
d. Minority Party Leader (10 points)
e. State leader (5 points)

 

Grade Scale: A: 90 -100 points
B: 80 - 89
C: 70 - 79
D: 60 - 69
F: 59 points and below

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ARTICLES ON A BILL

You may write up to two articles on any bill we are debating in class. Each article is worth 15 points.

Guidelines:

1. Look for articles in newspapers, magazines, books, brochures, or internet sites.

2. On a piece of binder paper write two paragraphs

3. Attach the article to your summary.

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