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High School


Course Description:

This is a general study of the techniques of interscholastic debate. Students are involved in detailed and extensive analysis of debate theory and technique with application of skills in competition. Help in guiding and developing novice debaters is an inherent part of the class work. Participation in the interscholastic Debate/Forensics program is a requirement. This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Semester 1

Debate Events
Topic 1: Lincoln Douglas Debate
Topic 2: Current Resolution
Topic 3: Case Construction

Other Debate Formats
Topic 1: Policy

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Other Debate Formats (continued)
Topic 2: Public Forum

Congressional Debate
Topic 1: Introduction to Student Congress
Topic 2: Writing Congressional Speeches
Topic 3: Mock Congressional Debate Session

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