Debate (G5-8)-L1-12 lessons


Class Time: Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM (Central time)

Class Date: 9/10/2019 - 12/17/2019

Lessons: 12

Teacher: Ms. Bell


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Course Overview:

This class is designed to teach elementary and middle school students that are interested in Debate, argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership. Participants will have a chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment. The classes aim to equip children to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute arguments. It will also prepare them to join high school speech and debate teams in the future.

Class Time:

Every Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Central Time), 12 lessons, 10/1/2019 – 12/12/2019

Who should take?

Recommended grade 5-8.

 What you will learn?

  • Effective vocal techniques
  • Effective Body Language
  • Peer to Peer Evaluation
  • Confidence in expressing individual thoughts and opinions, as well as researched facts
  • Proper Speech organization
  • Accuracy and frequency in citing sources
  • Formulate, organize, and articulate thoughts and knowledge quickly
  • Understanding debate format

Course breakdown (first 10 lessons, you can view all the lessons after enrolled in class):

Week 1:

  • Getting To Know You Activities
  • Which do you prefer? Mini debates

Objective: Students will be introduced to the idea of having preferences/opinions and the importance of respecting others by participating in  mini debates.

Week 2:

  • Continue Mini Debates
  • Basic Debate Vocabulary

Objective: Students will begin learning the basic vocabulary terms of debate and how to conduct themselves in a debate round.

Week 3:

  • Resolution Debates
  • Claim, Warrant, Impacts

Objective: Student will be introduced to critical thinking and problem solving skills as they are introduced to defending arguments.

Week 4:

  • Organized Group Debate rounds

Objective: Students will participate in their first organized/formal debate round that is timed and structured.

Week 5:

  • Resolution Debates Advanced Topics
  • Research

Objective: Students will learn more indepth information about anaylzing resoultions and the importance of flowing in a debate round.

Week 6:

  • Professional Single Debates
  • Super Debate Tournaments

Objective: Student will demonstrate their knowledge of debate thru a professional debate tournament online with judges.

Week 7:

  • Debate Vocabulary Activity: Let’s Go To the Movies
  • New Resolution Topic Discussion

Objective: Continue extensive reubuttal speech training and debate rounds.

Week 8:

  • Debate Rounds

Objective: Continue extensive reubuttal speech training and debate rounds.

Week 9:

  • Debate Rounds

Objective: Continue extensive reubuttal speech training and debate rounds.

Week 10:

Debate Rounds

Objective: Continue extensive reubuttal speech training and debate rounds.

About the Teacher

Ms. Bell has nearly 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in education. She received her bachelor’s Degree in Speech Education in 1998 (Northwestern State University) and Master of Education in 2007 (Texas A&M-Commerce). Ms. Bell has coached several district, regional, state, and national speech and debate team competitors. Her most recent accomplishment was receiving the first Diamond Award which was given by the National Speech and Debate Association to coaches for building successful speech teams (June 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.)


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