Dabbling in Debating

Dabbling in Debating

After our recent trip to the SeaCity Museum, the children reflected on everything they learnt about in order to participate in a debate that has divided people for over 100 years. We wanted to unpick exactly who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic.

We began by naming some of the potential suspects:

Captain Smith 

Bruce Ismay 

Harland and Wolff (shipbuilders)

Captain Lord 

After watching an informative video (and using both handouts and online sources to gather vital information for our heated debate) the children were asked to sit next to the picture of the person they felt were to blame for the Titanic sinking to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

I was majorly impressed with how the children were respectful of their peers opinions and also how confidently and clearly they explained their reasons. Many children in fact ended up changing their minds during the debate after listening to the reasons presented by other children.

Below are some photographs of the four groups .Well done Year 3!

 

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