Encourage to think critically and present logical arguments during both the supporting and rebuttal stages.
- Gather a group of participants and form a circle.
- Start with a statement or claim related to a specific topic or motion. For example: "The use of smartphones should be banned in schools."
- Pass a ball or any object to one participant in the circle, who will provide a reason supporting the statement.
- Instead of asking "Why?" as in the original exercise, the next participant who receives the ball should provide a counter-argument or a rebuttal, starting with "Why not."
- After presenting the rebuttal, this participant passes the ball to the next person, who then supports the initial statement with a new reason.
- The exercise continues, alternating between reasons supporting the statement and rebuttals challenging it, forming a "rebuttal chain."