For or against


The teacher presents an expression which deals with opinions, values or dilemmas. The students now place themselves on a line across the room where one outer point represents ‘completely agree’ the other outer point represents ‘completely disagree’.

Some examples of expressions:

  • The cloning of animals is a good idea (biology)
  •  The age of criminal conviction should
  • be 14 years old (social studies)
  • The main character of the book made
  • the right choice (literature)
  • Climate change is the fault of human
  • activity (geography)
  • War is sometimes justifiable (history)
  • Sports is only about winning (physical education)

When the students have found their place in the line they speak with the people around them about their opinion. Then they have to find someone on the other side of the middle with an opposite opinion who they discuss for and against with. Finally the discussions are summed up in the class room.