How it works
Place between five and ten pieces of large paper with a statement on around the room, depending on how much time you have and the ability of your pupils.
Pupils are allowed to go wherever they wish and write a sentence or paragraph either for or against the statement. The first time you do this it may be useful to outline the language you would encourage your pupils to use and give them sentence starters and phrases to build or refute an argument.
Pupils should visit each one or as many statements as they can in the time available and debate in writing, and in silence, whether tourism is beneficial for, or negatively, impacting the Arctic. Encourage pupils to not just write yes/no, but also to give reasons to support their viewpoint and respond to comments made by their peers.
Once they have worked at two or three different stations, remind pupils to refute the arguments that other pupils have already written.
After the allocated time has lapsed, allow a few extra minutes for pupils to revisit the sheets that they contributed to earlier in the activity to see if the subsequent contributions support or challenge their initial thoughts and whether their initial thinking has been influenced.
Feedback into a whole class discussion.