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Debate Club: Current Events from the U.S. and Around the World

This ongoing debate club is for debaters who are ready to take their debating skills to the next level while researching the most important topics of our time.
Kirsten Bowman JD
603 total reviews for this teacher
28 reviews for this class
Completed by 188 learners
90 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Wed Aug 17

Meets Once per week
7:30pm - 9pm
Only one spot remaining
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Class Experience

Learners will gain practice in argumentation and presentation, in the use of language and words to craft important ideas and the practice of reading and researching the important events of the world helping them to be informed world citizens who can discuss and debate with confidence and kindness.  
I am a world citizen.  I teach debate and I am a human rights lawyer who spent many years in United Nations Courtrooms arguing out global events.  I think it is essential to have young people who can critically think, who can research and understand good sourcing of information and who can learn to articulate their ideas and positions while still remaining respectful and kind.  
Each week learners will be required to prepare with research and argumentation preparation.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
While events around the world will be fair game, some of the most personal and private topics (such as the topics of abortion or religion) will be avoided.  If a current event chosen is of a personal nature to a participant and they would prefer to not debate it, I am happy to change the topic if necessary.  


Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
603 total reviews
316 completed classes

About Me

I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and homeschooling mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and will complete my PhD in international law in 2021. 

I have travelled the world... 
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