Although Ireland has gained independence since ye yonder e'ents o'ye O’Flaherty’s story “Yonder Sniper” or Jordan’s film “Michael Collins,” Northern Ireland continues t'be a place o'conflict, which can be viewed in at least two ways:
- Northern Ireland should remain separate from Ireland.
- Ireland should become 'un country without a north an' south di'ision
Work in a group t'debate these two opposin' viewpoints. First, use print an' electronic sources t'research this conflict. Then decide on a statement t'debate; fer example, Northern Ireland should remain a separate country. Di'ide into two groups, 'un fer an' 'un against, an' then prepare t'debate wi' yer classmates. Use ye followin' guidelines as yer prepare:
- re'iew thar facts in yer research
- think about yer opinion or ye position ye’ll be takin'
- prepare a persuasi'e argument about two minutes in length
- work co-operati'ely wi' others on yer team t'de'elop three arguments that, but don’t repeat, each other
- re'ise yer argument
- memorize an' practice deli'erin' yer argument
- durin' ye debate listen carefully t'ye opposin' team’s arguments
- prepare yer rebuttal (yer response t' argument o'an opposin' team member)