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Step one: preparation

1.    Form a group of 4.                                

2.    Choose one country to represent.

Group one ---- China

Group two ---- the United States

Group three ---- the UK

Group four ---- Russia

Group five ---- Australia

3.    Surf the Internet individually to find out information about global warming. Some useful websites are available as follows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Warming

http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/f101.asp? gclid=COj8yYW025kCFdxM5QodEQPbXg

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

http://www.agreencross.org/targets.asp

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html

http://www.globalwarming.org/

4.    Focus your concerns on the following issues.

1)   What influence, good or bad, global warming has on the country you represent.

2)    What your country has done to deal with global warming.

3)    Whether it works.

4)    What other actions can be taken


Step two: discussion and arrangement

1.    Gather the information every individual get from the internet.

2.    Discuss to decide whether your country should take actions to stop global warming.

3.    Pick out the useful information by discussion.

4.    Surf the Internet again to find out more specific information. For example, in what aspects global warming has influenced the earth, environmentally, economically and politically. More useful websites are available as follows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_global_warming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_global_warming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-carbon_economy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming_controversy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_global_warming

5.    Arrange your material to support your opinion.

As for groups of “yes”, focus on negative effects global warming has already been caused, worse results that may be there if global warming is ignored, improvements after taking actions, and other actions that can be taken and so on. As for groups of “no”, focus on positive effects global warming has already caused, great damage that may be there if global warming is stopped, and what can be done to deal with global warming and so on.


Step three: presentation

1.    Discuss how to arrange your information for a debate.

2.    Learn how to debate. Useful websites are available as follows.

http://www.truthtree.com/debates.shtml

http://www.bookrags.com/articles/31.html

http://actein.edu.au/ACTDU/aboutd.html

http://www.avnet.org/apda/

http://www.avnet.org/apda/guide.html

http://www.campuslife.utoronto.ca/groups/hhdebate/

3.    State your opinion and organize your supporting details.

4.    Discuss to find out possible questions the other groups may raise.

5.    Present what your group finds in a debate and try to try to answer the questions other groups raise.



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