Below are a list of the debate resolutions and a list of articles to get your research started. Remember you must research and understand BOTH SIDES of the resolution as you will not know which side you will present until right before the debate. Good luck and happy researching! To access resources on the page simply copy the resource title and paste into here. Links to important debate word documents are at the bottom of the page.


Coyle vs Pitale Period 2

Resolution
Starting Resources
Genetically engineered foods are dangerous
Genetically Modified Food Has Great Potential for Harm
Genetically Engineered Foods Should Be Produced
Genetic enhancement can improve humanity
Pro- Biological and Genetic Human Enhancement Will Improve Human Life
Con - Human Genetic Enhancement Is Unnecessary
Con - The Genetic Enhancement of Children Should Be Opposed
All nations should have access to nuclear weapons
Pro- Nuclear Weapons Have Made the World Safer
Con- Nuclear Arms Increase the Threat of Terrorism
Social networking sites should be limited to adults only
Pro- Legislation Is the Best Way to Protect Children on Social Networking Sites
Con- Online Social Networking Should Not Be Feared
Internet privacy needs to be strictly controlled
Pro -Internet Privacy Should Be Protected
Con -Stronger Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary
Con- Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary
Online file sharing will benefit society
Pro- File Sharing Will Benefit Society
Con- Internet Piracy is a Serious Problem
Online music file sharing harms artists
Pro- Online Music Sharing Is Wrong
Con- The Harms of Online Music Sharing Are Exaggerated
All cloning research should be banned
Both Human Reproductive Cloning and Therapeutic Cloning Should Be Banned
Some Forms of Human Cloning Should Not Be Banned
Coyle vs Podorsek Period 1/5

Resolution
Starting Resources
Globalization is modern imperialism
Pro- Globalization Is Beneficial to Society
Con - Globalized Free Trade Can Exhaust Global Resources
Genetically engineered foods are dangerous
Genetically Modified Food Has Great Potential for Harm
Genetically Engineered Foods Should Be Produced
All nations should have access to nuclear weapons
Pro- Nuclear Weapons Have Made the World Safer,
Con- Nuclear Arms Increase the Threat of Terrorism
Social networking sites should be limited to adults only
Pro- Legislation Is the Best Way to Protect Children on Social Networking Sites
Con- Online Social Networking Should Not Be Feared
Testing drugs and products on animals should be banned
Pro- Animal Experimentation Is Unethical
Con- Animal Experimentation Is Necessary
Internet privacy needs to be strictly controlled
Pro -Internet Privacy Should Be Protected
Con -Stronger Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary
Con- Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary

Podorsek vs Pitale Period 4

Resolution
Starting Resources
Genetically engineered foods are dangerous
Genetically Modified Food Has Great Potential for Harm
Genetically Engineered Foods Should Be Produced
Genetic enhancement can improve humanity
Pro- Biological and Genetic Human Enhancement Will Improve Human Life
Con - Human Genetic Enhancement Is Unnecessary
Con - The Genetic Enhancement of Children Should Be Opposed
Social networking sites should be limited to adults only
Pro- Legislation Is the Best Way to Protect Children on Social Networking Sites
Con- Online Social Networking Should Not Be Feared
Internet privacy needs to be strictly controlled
Pro -Internet Privacy Should Be Protected
Con -Stronger Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary
Con- Internet Privacy Laws Are Unnecessary
The digital divide is widening the gap between more and less developed countries
Pro -Society Will Become Increasingly Interconnected in the Information Age
Con -The Internet Will Serve the World's Elite
Online file sharing will benefit society
Pro- File Sharing Will Benefit Society
Con- Internet Piracy is a Serious Problem

Here are the documents you will need for the debates:


Debate Procedures.doc
Debate Prep Sheets.doc
Debate Rubric for Audience.doc
Debate Rubric for Teacher.doc