50 Debate Topics: Think, Research, Write, Speak Persuasively!

This list of 50 debate topics will keep your students engaged and allow them to practice their thinking, research, writing, speaking, and argumentation skills!

All topics are school appropriate and the wording can be modified by the teacher.

The topics are divided into the following categories:

  1. School and education
  2. Government, judicial system & military
  3. Science & environment
  4. Technology, ethics & society

-Should students be required to wear school uniforms?
-Should schools block access to all social media sites (while on campus)?
-Should the United States help third world countries?
-Should the United States have a draft for military service?
-Should the United States end its use of the penny?
-Is human activity a substantial cause of global climate change?
-Are there more disadvantages to recycling than advantages?
-Are professional athletes overpaid?

**Written in American English.

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Created: Jan 3, 2019

Updated: Jan 5, 2019


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