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High School Debate Topics

High School Debate Topics That are Challenging in All Respects

There are endless numbers of topics to have an interesting debate session. Presented below is a list of many interesting debate topics based on current as well as timeless subjects.
Madhura Pandit
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
A debate is a mandatory and 'must-have' activity in many schools and colleges due to its many advantages. Firstly, it improves the skills of public speaking or oratory in students. Secondly, it helps to enhance other skills like research, ability to put forth one's views and thoughts confidently. Thirdly, a good debate improves the speaker's as well as the audiences' knowledge on the subject. A debate is naturally one of the interesting activities in schools. So, if you are looking for topics for a healthy debate, you can go through the following list.
Interesting Debate Topics for High School
Current issues, fashion, social issues, environmental issues, etc., are considered as the interesting and most debatable topics because they are always popular. In the following topics' list, one can either have a positive or a negative view (i.e., talk on the pros or the cons) on the same subject.
Good Debate Topics

Contrary to the above ones, in the following topics, there are two different subject which can be compared and contrasted to debate. Each team has to choose a single subject (between the two) and speak about its pros or advantages over the other.

Subjects for Debates

Now, here are some subjects which can help in creating interesting debate questions or issues. You can go through these topics and frame out your own debate questions.
  •  Oscars
  • Dating
  • Obesity
  • Gambling
  • Robotics
  • TV Shows
  • Acid Rain
  • Astrology
  • Holocaust
  • Inflation
  • Magazines
  • Recycling
  • Terrorism
  • Euthanasia
  • Friendship
  • Gun Safety
  • Infidelity
  • Mass Media
  • War Crimes
  • Advertising
  • Outsourcing
  • Gene Therapy
  • Human Rights
  • Life on Mars
  • Air Pollution
  • Birth Control
  • Death Penalty
  • Deforestation
  • Gay Marriages
  • Globalization
  • Homosexuality
  • Human Cloning
  • Organic Foods
  • Relationships
  • Animal Testing
  • Drug Addiction
  • Generation Gap
  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Beauty Pageants
  • Noise Pollution
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Teenage Smoking
  • Water Pollution
  • World Religions
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Internet Privacy
  • Online Education
  • Population Growth
  • Social Networking
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Space Explorations
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Illegal Immigration
  • Internet Technology
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Environmental Issues
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Unidentified Flying Objects
These topics can also be used for writing argumentative essays or speeches. If you are participating in a debate, make sure you read extensively on the subject, research, make quick notes, and go forward with confidence! Good luck!