Southlake Middle School
Reason for Debate x SLMS
We plan to educate students on basic and intermediate subjects of debate culminating in a debate tournament, which will serve as an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge.
Using Zoom as a primary teaching platform, our volunteers will collaborate with SLMS and its faculty to deliver a curated RfD curriculum.
STUDENTS WILL meet once a week on Zoom with volunteers in ONE HOUR SESSIONS from 4-5 PM, ONCE A WEEK starting on APRIL 22, 2022.
All levels of debaters are welcome to join! RfD emphasizes small group work, and while the curriculum is designed for beginner-level debaters with little to no previous experience, accommodations will be made for more advanced debaters. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED.
4/22: Basics of Public Speaking
personal composure, audience Interaction
4/29: Logic Debate
classical debate, logical fallacies
5/6: Basic Theory Debate
structure of debate, roles of each speech in a debate
5/13: Basic Theory Debate
affirmative and negative, chain debate practice
5/20: Basic Theory Debate
rebuttals (1)- specific warranted analysis, grand strategy
5/27 Basic Theory Debate
rebuttals (2)- analytics, blocks
6/3: Basic Theory Debate
crossfire (1)- perceptual dominance, finding balance
6/10: Basic Theory Debate
crossfire (2)- phrasing questions offensively
6/17: Basic Theory Debate
PF partner strategies