Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Alternate Activity 1: The Great Debate

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint and markers

Description of Activity

Youth debate the merits of apples versus pears, for fun.

Only use this activity if you are also doing Activity 2, Fruity Whine. Divide the group into two teams. Tell the teams that you want them to prepare arguments in order to debate the statement, "Pears are superior to apples." Assign one team to argue in the affirmative and another to argue in the negative. Give teams ten minutes to prepare, and then gather the entire group for the debate. Let each team have two turns speaking, alternating between the teams. Consider asking a few youths to volunteer as judges instead of being on a team. To avoid a stalemate in the debate, make sure you have an uneven number of judges.