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Banning Pit Bulls

Mini-Debates

Int – High Int

Having pit bulls as pets was banned in Canada in 2004. In this lesson, students learn about the reasons behind the legislation and debate whether or not all dogs should be kept on leashes.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 5 pages
Tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Vocabulary
  • ban
  • illegal
  • import
  • currently
  • strict
  • muzzle
  • leash
  • restrictions
  • fine
  • breed
  • stitches
  • wound
  • delighted
  • vicious
  • overall
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • Comprehension
  • Discussion or Writing
  • Sentence Stems for Debating
  • Debate #1
  • Debate #2