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Princetown High Seniors Create Their Own Summer Camp for Debaters

Learning to Lead through Debate

Learning to Lead through Debate

Miami Herald  With its mission to “cultivate leadership and critical thinking skills in Miami’s urban public school students,” the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League’s free summer program taught several dozen students about teamwork, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection and individual student growth. Available to middle- and high-school students, the camp’s goal is to “empower the participants to become confident, successful citizens, who are advocates for themselves and their community and

Former Olympic Coach Imparts Wisdom to Students

Former Olympic Coach Imparts Wisdom to Students

Full story @ Cody Enterprise  As a boy, he struggled with a stutter that led other children to tease him. He didn’t let it stop him. Instead, Hislop became a member of his high school’s debate team and attacked his impediment head-on. During debates, “[I] would grab [my] hands and hold on to stop them from shaking,” Hislop said. In spite of the nerves, he memorized hundreds of pages of

Free Online Research Course Available

Free Online Research Course Available

We have a new, free online research course available to all of our Members — membership is free to registered users. To take the course, simply register at our website, if you haven’t already. Once you are registered, simply choose the research course from “Ecourses” on the top menu bar.         You will then choose your course, and then the class within our course.  These are the

Why Teachers Should Add Debate to Their Curriculum

Why Teachers Should Add Debate to Their Curriculum

Mr. Jake Miller teaches 7th grade American history teacher near Harrisburg, PA. When bringing debate to the classroom, make sure that you teach students the following: Disagree with ideas and not people. Decorum is a crucial component of debate. Far too many TV talking heads needs this lesson. Have students state the positives of their argument first. Then have students attack one position at a time. It’ll be easier for

Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris [A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Marie Dzuris has been involved in speech and debate for over 40 years, both as a competitor and a coach.  She debated and participated in individual speech events in both high school and college. Marie spent most of my career teaching and coaching in high school at Centerville High School in Ohio, where she coached both Policy and Public Forum debate,

Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

As a high school debater in the 1980s, I fondly remember debating the major controversies of the day. Should the U.S. government act to improve the quality of the nation’s water? How could the United States reduce the spread of Russian influence in Latin America? What policies could prevent Social Security from falling into bankruptcy? Since the issues we argued took the form of debate resolutions at tournaments, I didn’t

Dave Arnett — 10 Tips on How to Win a Tournament

Dave Arnett is the Director of Debate at the University of Kentucky. Before arriving at Kentucky, Dave was the Director of Debate at UC Berkeley for twelve years. On 14 occasions, his teams have been ranked in the top 16 (US), including 10 top five teams, and 3 overall number one rankings. His teams have won almost every major college tournament in the US including Dartmouth, Harvard, Northwestern, and Wake

Resolved: The United States government ought to curtail the Commander-in-Chief powers of the President.

Resolved: The United States government ought to curtail the Commander-in-Chief powers of the President.

University of Kentucky Files — 21 Commander-n-Chief LD Topic Files. One of the potential L-D topics for 2016-17 was basically the college policy resolution two years ago. To help out our subscribers, we’ve uploaded 21 of the University of Kentucky’s files from that year! [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1274] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1275] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1276] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1277] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1278] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1279] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1280] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1281] [wpfilebase tag=”file”

Bibliography — Should the US reinstate the draft? Mandatory national service?

Bibliography — Should the US reinstate the draft? Mandatory national service?

General 10 meaningful pros and cons of mandatory military service What if we reinstated the draft? Can compulsory military service increase wages? A look at mandatory military service Should the US bring back mandatory service? Should military service be mandatory? Return of military draft not in sight  Could one year of mandatory service change the country? Considering mandatory national service National service as political socialization Can compulsory Subscribe for Access