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In this screen game, students will be presented with a strong opinion on current events or pop culture (aka, a “Hot Take”) and get to debate whether they agree or disagree with the Hot Take. There are five different versions of game play you could choose from (and there is an instruction slide included for each version).

Two Team Version - Divide the group into two teams. Each round designate one team as the “agree” team and one as the “disagree.” Put the HOT TAKE on the screen. The “agree” team will have a minute to defend the HOT TAKE. Then the “disagree” team will have a minute to say why the HOT TAKE is wrong. The team that makes the best case wins the round.

Contestant Version – For each round, select one contestant to come to the front. Put the HOT TAKE on the screen. The audience must guess if the contestant will agree or disagree with the HOT TAKE and move to either the left or right side of the room. Then, have the contestant reveal his or her answer. Audience members who guessed correctly, stay in the game.

Pick A Side Version - Put the HOT TAKE on the screen. Have those who agree move to the left side of the room, and those who disagree move to the right side of the room. Then, let the debate begin! Let each side have students state their case for their side. After the debate, determine a winner, or just go with a “majority rules.”

Groups Competition Version - Divide into smaller groups in your larger group gathering. Give each group one minute to discuss and decide if they are going to cast their single vote for agree or disagree. Then tally up the votes of every group. Whichever side has the most votes wins the round.

Group Discussion version - Put the HOT TAKE on the screen. Have the group discuss/debate with each other. No competition or winners, just interaction.

This Resource Includes:
• Complete PowerPoint game file
• Individual (10 rounds) game slides (jpeg files)
• Five instruction slides; one for each version of game play (jpeg files)
• Title slide (jpeg file)

Be sure to check Volume 1 for more Hot Takes (and the slides are set up so you can mix the versions together seamlessly).

Hot Takes - Volume 2

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More Hot Takes in this screen game where students debate and determine whether they agree or disagree with a strong opinion on current events or pop culture.
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Derry Prenkert

I've been fortunate to serve the first 20+ years in youth ministry! I'm in My Third Decade (check out my podcast on the DYM Podcast Network!) where I currently serve as the Student Ministry Leader at a church in Louisville, KY. Over that time I have been able to craft a plethora of experiences and resources that help students and parents in their spiritual journey, and I love that DYM has provided me the opportunity to share them with you. My wife Janelle and I have four amazing children ages 10 and under. I love the Cubs, the Colts, comic books, podcasts, and going to Disney World.

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