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The Insurgency

Student Worksheet

Advocate Planning Guide

Directions:

  1. Work independently or with another student who has the same role as you and review the articles: "Debating Iraq's War Strategy," "Iraq and U.S. Policy," and "Representative John Murtha's Stand on War in Iraq." You may use other sources if necessary as time allows. Then complete this worksheet. Use extra paper if necessary.
  2. Meet with the other students who take the same position as you and review your evidence.
  3. After reviewing the worksheet, form a debate group with one advocate counterpart and two of the policymakers. Follow the format below to conduct your debate.

One of the following positions is proposed for debate:

"The U.S. military should end its occupation of Iraq at the earliest possible moment." Or "The U.S. military should stay in Iraq until the insurgency has been defeated and Iraq is able to govern itself."

My position on the issue is:


One reason to support the position is:


One piece of evidence that supports this position is:


A second reason to support the position is:


One piece of evidence that supports this position is:


A third reason to support the position is:


One piece of evidence that supports this position is:


Opponents of this position might say:


I would reply to their arguments by saying:


Debate Format: