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Debate

$100.00 $90.00

Spring Semester 2018

Monday 4:00 p.m -5:00 p.m. CST, 2nd and 4th weeks of each month

Instructor Jared Burdick

1 Semester for students 7th-12th grade

1/2 credit +

Pair this course with Speech for 1 Credit and 10% discount

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Debate

Debate is a  form of discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward. Debate follows specific forms and timing. Students will learn about and practice debate with the option to compete at STOA sponsored competitions.

A Team Policy debate asks competitors to develop and defend competing policy options to address contemporary problems. The purpose of Team Policy debate is to instill in Christian home school students the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and policy analysis. That endeavor can only be accomplished in an environment of honorable competition that cultivates maturity, wisdom, grace, poise, and brings glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lincoln Douglas:

2019 Resolved: Criminal procedure should value truth-seeking over individual privacy.

Lincoln Douglas is value debate. A Lincoln Douglas debate examines competing value systems to answer big questions. The purpose of Lincoln Douglas value debate is to instill in Christian home school students the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and value analysis. That endeavor can only be accomplished in an environment of honorable competition that cultivates maturity, wisdom, grace, poise, and brings glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution secures to “the people” the right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” and further demands that “no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Those 54 words raise a host of important value questions: Should relevant, but illegally seized evidence be suppressed from trial? Should our criminal justice system lower protections for criminal defendants to ensure greater rates of conviction? Or would that reduce an important deterrent to illegal conduct by members of law enforcement? This resolution presents those questions and many more. Indeed, it is not limited to federal or even American criminal procedure. The core question that debaters must grapple with is the extent to which society should protect their individual privacy through rules that potentially produce a windfall to criminal defendants.

Team Policy:

2019 Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its foreign aid.

A Team Policy debate asks competitors to develop and defend competing policy options to address contemporary problems. The purpose of Team Policy debate is to instill in Christian home school students the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and policy analysis. That endeavor can only be accomplished in an environment of honorable competition that cultivates maturity, wisdom, grace, poise, and brings glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.
When it comes to international relations, aid is one of the biggest ways the United States directly interacts with other countries. In the past we’ve seen foreign aid cases when the resolution was specific to a country or region, but this resolution would allow debaters to delve more fully into the aid we give all over the world (over 90% of countries receive aid from the United States). We would see a discussion of regions never explored in Stoa before, including South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Affirmatives will have access to a wide variety of cases, including reforming humanitarian aid, economic development assistance, food aid, healthcare provisions, emergency assistance, and military/anti-terrorism aid.

Debate teaches students logic and critical thinking skills, improves writing and speaking abilities, gives kids confidence and pushes them to develop communication and interpersonal skills, listen well, listen for comprehension, take notes, respond appropriately, delve deeply into an issue, work as a team, take directions and think on their feet. Not only do kids lean about a topic, they learn how to understand an issue in much deeper and more complex ways. If you want your student to learn excellent study skills and soft skills, look no further than debate!

Students and families are encouraged to compete at STOA sponsored competitions and Mr. Burdick will coach students well in how to do this. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student and family and not included in the cost of participating in True North Homeschool Academies Debate Club.

This club would be well complimented by our Speech Club as well as by Civics: Understanding the Constitution.

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