Public Speaking, Debate

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Class Dates
March 12th - May 24th (8 weeks)

$200 for 8 classes
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Friday - Public Speaking Class
3/12, 19, 26, 4/16, 23, 30, 5/7,14(Canceled), 21
5:30 - 6:25pm Grade 3
6:30 - 7:25pm Grade 4

Monday - Debate Class
3/15, 22, 4/12, 19, 26, 5/3,10(Canceled), 17, 24
4:00 - 4:55pm Grade 5-6
5:00 - 5:55pm Grade 7-8

Description

Grade 3

Week 1 : Story Telling Part 1 - Students will learn the speech event of story telling
Week 2 : Story Telling Part 2 - Students will learn the speech event of story telling
Week 3 : Hand Gestures - Students will learn how to employ hand gestures in storytelling
Week 4 : Humorous Interpretation Part 1 - Students will learn how to interpret and perform a piece in humorous manner
Week 5 : Humorous Interpretation Part 2 - Students will select and memorize 3 minute cuttings of pieces
Week 6 : Humorous Interpretation Performance - Students will perform their humorous interpretation pieces
Week 7 : Poetry Part 1 - Students will learn how to perform poetry in front of an audience
Week 8 : Poetry Performance - Students will learn how to perform poetry pieces in front of an audience

Grade 4

Week 1 : Deontology – Students will learn how to make arguments about deontology
Week 2 : Social Justice – Students will learn how to defend social justice frameworks
Week 3 : Social Justice Contestation – Students will learn how to contest social justice frameworks
Week 4 : Utilitarianism – Students will learn the beginning elements of debating utilitarianism
Week 5 : Contesting Utilitarianism – Students will learn how to contest utilitarianism
Week 6 : Structural Frameworks – Students will learn how to defend structural frameworks
Week 7 : Argumentative Fallacies – Students will learn how to spot basic argumentative fallacies
Week 8 : Debate Tournament – Students will compete against one another in a debate tournament

 

Grade 5, 6

Week 1 : How do you make policy arguments? – Students will learn how to construct arguments about government policy
Week 2 : How do you indict evidence? – Students will learn how to examine evidence for flaws
Week 3 : Try to present indicts of evidence – Students will learn how to present indicts of evidence
Week 4 : How do you flow arguments? – Students will learn essential ways to flow arguments
Week 5 : How do you flow arguments? – Students will finalize their note taking strategies for debate
Week 6 : Presenting Critical Arguments – We will learn how to construct critical arguments
Week 7 : Contesting Critical Arguments – Students will learn how to attack critical arguments
Week 8 : Final Tournament – Students will compete against one another by debating a pre announced topic

 

Grade 7, 8

Week 1 : What is Lincoln Douglas Debate? – Students will learn the format of Lincoln Douglas Debate
Week 2 : What is a resolution? – Students will learn various ways to defend and contest a resolution
Week 3 : Traditional Lay Style Debate – Students will learn about Lay Style Lincoln Douglas debate, which focuses on appealing to every day civilians
Week 4 : Circuit Debate – Students will learn about circuit style Lincoln Douglas debate, which emphasizes arguing in front of former college and high school debaters
Week 5 : The Art of Theory – Students will how to make arguments that call into question the rules of the game and means of enforcement
Week 6 : Epistemology Arguments– Students will learn advanced philosophical arguments that call into question the means an argument came to be verified and known
Week 7 : Impact Calculus – Students will learn how to compare impacts within a competitive debate round
Week 8 : Final Tournament – Students will compete against one another by debating a pre announced topic for advanced students