For Rising 6th–12th Graders
This class is open to students with any level of debate experience (including none!) and is a great way to develop and hone communication, research, and argumentation skills. We will research and develop cases based on the June 2020 National Speech and Debate Association's debate topic (TBA in spring 2020), learn about tournament-best practices, participate in mock debates, and culminate with a round-robin tournament. Types of debate include Public Forum (two-person team debating topics inspired by current events) and Lincoln-Douglas (one-person team debating topics more philosophical in nature).