Debate fundamentals is a course designed to introduce G6-12 students basic debate and speaking skills. Students will learn about logic and argumentation, refutation and credible research practices. This course will conclude with a tournament at the end of the week.
Age Range: Grades 6-12
Hours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
Skill Level: Beginner
Session 1, July 11-22@10am-1pm PST (Mon- Fri only), $1200
Length: 3 hour
10:00 – 10:55 AM Speech Games and New Concepts
10:55 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 11:30 AM Small Group Workshop
11:30 – 12:00 PM One on One Work (Assessments)
12:00 -12:05 PM Break/Snacks
12:05 – 1:00 PM Skill Concept and Activity
Day 1: Argumentation and Logic – students will learn argument structure and how to identify the difference between arguments and opinions.
Day 2: Refutation and Rebuttals – students will focus on answering arguments made by others in the class through logic games and debates!
Day 3: Partnerships and Preparation – students will be assigned partners to work on cases or the upcoming tournament.
Day 4: Case Writing and Research – research is a vital part of making elective arguments. We will focus on developing “positions” for current events and controversial topics.
Day 5: Tournament