Lesson Plan 2: Debate For and Against New Mexico Statehood

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Debate: Arguing For and Against New Mexico Statehood. Developed by staff of the Center for Southwest Research, this individual or small group activity will utilize social studies, technology, and public speaking skills by having the students argue for and against statehood from a variety of perspectives. Recommended Grade Level: Grade 7, with modifications could be used for other grades. Time Required: This lesson should take approximately four 45 minute class periods.