1. Separate the room into two groups.
2. Assign each side of the room a position of the clear cutting debate. This is often best done by pulling it out of a can.
3. Begin by giving the background information to the students.
4. The team opposing clear cutting has the first three minutes to make an opening statement including reason against it. Advise students to write down these reasons for errors in logic.
5. Team supporting clear cutting opens with a three minute statement, also giving reasons behind their position.
6. Students have a two minute planning time where they discuss opposing arguments.
7. Rebuttals begin with a question and answer period, each team doing its best to use points and counterpoints.
8. Use your judgment, when you feel enough time has passed.
9. Two minute closing statements by each team.
10. Decide a winner if there is a clear one.