Speaking to Persuade
Topic Ideas
Select a topic for your speech. Identify at least 3 sources that you will use to locate information to support your argument and to address/refute the opposition. Consder topics that you feel most passionate about, and those topics that you know and understand the oppositional argument.

Topics:
Euthanasia should/should not be legal.
• Stronger gun control laws should/should not be developed and approved.
• Students should/should not have to wear uniforms.
• Students should/should not have the right to select their public school.
• Schools should/should not have a dress code.
• School should/should not be held 12 months a year.
• Cloning should/should not be used for humans.
• Stem Cell testing should/should not be legal.
• Genetic engineering should/should not be used to benefit humanity.
• The United States should/should not be the world's policeman.
• Music should/should not be censored.
• Television should/should not be censored.
• Food should/should not be genetically engineered.
• Music should/should not be available for free on the web.
• Tobacco companies should/should not be held responsible for smokers' deaths.