Debate 1, 2, 3, 4
Recommended Grade Level:9-12
Course Description: Students will work both individually and collaboratively to define, analyze, evaluate, and present a variety of topics to the class and in competitive tournament settings. As students progress through the levels of debate, the content becomes more in depth and challenging, with a focus on competitive autonomy and team mentoring.
Reading, writing, and argumentation are all integral parts of the various events encompassed within the program: Extemporaneous Speaking, Oratory, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, and Congressional Debate.
Students may receive Communication Applications credit after successful completion of one year in Debate. See your counselor in regards to this option and that of Debate as an advanced English credit.
Topics Covered: Domestic and international economies, governments, and social structures
Ethics in technology, law, and medicine
Logic and fallacies
Current issues and events
Major Assignments: Competition in debate tournaments
Unit assessments through both objective and presentational means
Oratory composition and presentation
Debate case construction and execution
Hosting the annual Panther Classic