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Uniform vs non-uniform

Uniform vs non-uniform
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Key Info
  • Uniform vs non-uniform
  • Duration: 03:04
  • Cartoon characters discuss what exactly a uniform is. Arguments for and against are presented including the implications for a football team with no uniform, the expense of replacing a uniform regularly when children grow quickly and the need to look smart. Each valid point is noted and recorded to see which side can present the strongest argument. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Persuasion, Argument and Discussion

  • Keywords: argument, debate, uniform, non-fiction, writing, non-fiction writing, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Pick an issue to debate in class and decide on a statement such as 'wearing school uniform is a good idea'. Divide everyone into two groups, one to agree with your statement and one to disagree with it. Make a list of the reasons you might give depending on which 'position' you're going to take, start with the most persuasive ones.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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