Modern equipment is certainly a factor, but she is also complete off the ground and, guided by her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, improving her volleys, overheads and tactical variations. T., for example, by defining their terms for greatness, providing evidence to support claims and anticipating and then considering potential counterclaims. | The Guardian Major League Baseball: The Case for Babe Ruth as the Best Ever | Bleacher Report Tom Brady Has Surpassed Joe Montana as the G. So students should begin their research by asking themselves: What about this topic interests me most? For example, if they want to start with the science, they might generate questions like: What is the impact of a single concussion? The old solution used to be that tied games were replayed, but in today’s crowded schedules, expediency demands that the result is decided on that day. Then they should propose a solution and explain why it would help to eliminate, or at least improve, the problem with the current rule._________Below, we provide a few possible ways students can build their argument writing and speaking skills and demonstrate those skills in front of an audience: A.
Together, the class might analyze how these authors develop their case for G. Here are additional resources, from The Times, and elsewhere, that can provide alternative mentor texts: The Fine Line: What Makes Simone Biles the World’s Best Gymnast Eliud Kipchoge Is the Greatest Marathoner, Ever On Team of All-Time Greats, Pelé Shines Brightest Golden State Warriors Are Closing In on History Lindsey Vonn to Retire: Vonn Leaves as the Greatest Women’s Skier in History G. FIFA tried the toss of a coin and had rejected a brighter idea from the now defunct North American Soccer League. Write an Editorial Have your students pick a sports-related issue that matters to them, such as inequity in pay for female athletes, and then write an evidence-based persuasive essay like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day.
_________Asking students to question the status quo in the world of sports doesn’t only help them strengthen their argument writing and speaking skills, but it can also strengthen their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Propose a New Sport for the Olympics We have all played or watched sports. What is the difference between a sport and a hobby? Students can begin their research with the following examples: Are Video Games Olympic Material?
And if so, would they be in the same class as Le Bron James? Don’t answer too quickly; chess is recognized as a sport in 107 countries. An essential aspect of making an effective argument is the need to be clear and precise in defining terms. (See the full list of sports here.) Did you know life saving is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport (though, as Victor Mather writes, “that doesn’t mean it will take its place in the Summer Games alongside venerable sports like track, basketball and synchronized swimming”).
T., it is a perennial favorite argument for sports fans and is debated regularly in The New York Times. Or should the Greatest of All Time focus solely on the numbers? Next, they should define their criteria for greatness: Does greatest mean the player you want to be up at bat in the seventh game of the World Series, two outs in the bottom of the ninth? The athlete’s impact within, as well as beyond, the sport? In 2018, the entire Russian Winter Olympic team was barred from competing for doping violations. Are there any aspects of either article that seem weak? For example, “DO: support your ideas with relevant statistics.” Or, “DON’T: assume your reader will agree with your viewpoint.”For students researching this topic, here are just a few of the many related resources in The Times and elsewhere: Should Doping Be Allowed? How basketball is played can vary greatly from state to state.
Would it be more fair to incorporate broader cultural accomplishments? debate they would like to tackle: greatest play, season, game, coach, athlete, et cetera. Some of sports’ most celebrated athletes have been caught using PEDs: for example, the cyclist Lance Armstrong, the gold-medal runner Marion Jones, the tennis champion Maria Sharapova and the Ultimate Fighting Championship star Jon Jones. Together, the class can create a list of dos and don’ts for building an argument. Rules are essential for any game or sport, yet they change all the time. Here are a few excerpts to highlight how authors both support claims with evidence and anticipate counterarguments: In “Is Russell Westbrook’s Season the Best Ever? Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds that season and (this may be the greatest stat in all of sports) 48.5 minutes played per game. And in the end, it’s about the power of the argument to persuade others — at least for that day — who is the Greatest of All Time. Should athletes who use steroids be barred from professional sports? National Anthem Protests Political activism and protests by athletes are nothing new. John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised fists during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics. If students want to argue a position related to recent national anthem protests, they should start by asking a question. What else can they do before they start typing to get an edge? A Voice of Skepticism on the Impact of Steroids There Are No Sound Moral Arguments Against Performance-Enhancing Drugs Performance-enhancing drugs: Know the risks | Mayo Clinic Why Cheating in Sports Is Prevalent — and We Can’t Stop It | Forbes Magazine The Steroid Problem, and How to Fix It | Sports Illustrated Kids_________Other Current Debates in Sports We have provided three possible case studies above to explore, but there are innumerable questions to research, discuss and debate. And of course, students can suggest their own topics. For inspiration, students might read some of these proposed changes — big and small, practical as well as fantastical — from the pages of The Times before making a pitch for their own rule changes. In guiding their research for the development of their proposal, students should keep in mind the following questions:• What are some weaknesses of the current game? No, not those cute animals with the horns and the beard. No matter how seemingly impossible it is to determine the G. First, ask your students to decide which aspect of the G. Is it instead the number of an athlete’s victories? Use a model text or two to help students move from mere assertion or opinion to rigorous, evidence-based argument. That belongs to none other than Wilt Chamberlain in 1961-62 with the Philadelphia Warriors. The team is one of thousands of youth football teams that have adopted the Heads Up Football program, which has been sold as an effective means of reducing injuries. Let’s say students have already generated their research questions related to the topic of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, they have done initial research, and they have asserted a claim they plan to defend in writing. Testing Levels the Playing Field How to Fight Doping in Sports Would legal doping level playing field? Every few years, it seems, the National Football League changes what qualifies as a catch and a legal tackle, alternately confusing and infuriating players and fans alike. Penalty-Kick Shootouts Are a World Cup Abomination In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One Still Questioning the Best-of-Five Format in Men’s Tennis Drivers, Start Your Calculators: Nascar Introduces New Scoring System Room for Debate: Raise the Rim Whether you want to raise the basketball rim by six inches or triple the size of a golf hole, you’ll need to consider how the change would affect the sport from all angles.It is a subjective process, one in which it is always tempting to give too much weight to the great champion in front of you, the one whose victory under pressure is freshest in your mind. But the sacrifice is now being questioned because of changes in our understanding of the impact sports can have on our bodies and minds. No matter what question or questions students start with, research inevitably leads to asking more questions.110 N. Below are a few possible resolutions that students can affirm or negate, with related articles below. Why would he use these substances without knowing their purpose? In “Penalty-Kick Shootouts Are a World Cup Abomination,” Rob Hughes passionately states a perceived problem in the current game of soccer: The penalty shootout is an abomination.What is beyond dispute is that Williams has not been nearly as consistent in regular tour events during her career as players like Navratilova, Chris Evert and Graf. The brain trauma sustained in football and other contact sports is now linked to long-term cognitive impairment, including memory loss, confusion, depression and dementia. While some might say that performance-enhancing drugs don’t enhance the hand-eye coordination that made him great even before he seems to have started using them, they do produce stronger, larger muscles that facilitate quicker reaction times. And these drugs allow for faster recovery times after the fatigue of weight training and aid athletic endurance. But since the Hall opened its doors, baseball has never stopped changing. It reduces a team sport to a contrived tiebreaker that obliges physically tired and emotionally drained players to step up one by one, trudge half the length of the field and try to shoot down the opponent’s goalkeeper from 12 yards....The debate follows these steps: Identify the argument; present the argument; restate the argument; discuss opinions; share conclusions; debrief the exercise.See our lesson On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Debating a Proposed Repeal for more details about this format. Why Kaepernick Takes the Knee This Time, Colin Kaepernick Takes a Stand by Kneeling The Awakening of Colin Kaepernick The Deafening Silence of Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Campaign Keeps N. Protest Started by Colin Kaepernick Spreads to High School Students High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges High Schools Threaten to Punish Students Who Kneel During Anthem High School Students Kicked Off Football Team After Protesting During National Anthem Resolution 4: Athletes who are politically active are a distraction to their teams and should stick to competing in their sport. In his Room for Debate opinion essay “Drop the Sliding Sports,” Robert K. L.’s New National Anthem Policy Dolphins Policy Says Players Could Be Suspended for Anthem Protests Resolution 2: Colin Kaepernick is a hero. Anthem Kneeling in Spotlight Resolution 3: Schools have the right to suspend student-athletes who protest during their games. In making their case, students should compare the sports they are proposing to existing Olympic sports, and provide criteria for assessing those comparisons.Here are some sports-related editorials from the New York Times Editorial Board that can serve as mentor texts (in addition to our winning editorials from past years): The Corruption at the Heart of March Madness Rein In Online Fantasy Sports Gambling What Time Is the A. Lesson Plan | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos Lesson Plan | For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials Lesson Plan | I Don’t Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments B.Have a Debate There are many ways to hold formal and informal debates.