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Intro to Public Speaking and Debate - Elementary ELA 10 Week Fall Curriculum
In this ten week course students will learn the basics of debate, improve their critical thinking and listening skills, while becoming better at research and preparation by having the opportunity to have progressively more in-depth debates.
US Grade 1 - 3
During this ten week long debate program students will learn the basics of argumentation, some advanced debate techniques, and participate in a mini-tournament. This class includes both the introductory and intermediate argumentation courses. Each class will include both a short lecture followed by an activity to help students learn the skill being taught during the lecture portion of class. Students will learn how to form arguments, listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to work in teams, better their research, public speaking, debate, listening, and note taking skills.
The BCDA's founder has been run a competitive college debate team for twenty years. He has also run elementary and middle school debate workshops for the past four years both in the US and internationally. We have now taught well over a thousand kids from countries around the world digitally through this platform with great reviews. If for whatever reason you feel the class didn't live up to what you were looking for, please contact us for a refund. We are offering these courses as a way for students to get the benefits of debate and peer-directed education while schools are shutdown. Debate is not necessarily for everyone, but we are confident that if your kid is excited about it they will enjoy this class, and don't want you paying if that's not the case.
Most work will take place during the class. Preparation between the days is suggested but not required.
Students should come with paper and something to write with. Taking notes on a computer is also entirely fine. A timer is suggested, but not required.
Students will be assessed on whether or not they won their debate rounds based upon how well they argued their side and answered their opponents.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Talking with parents and doing some limited research for the mini-tournament is suggested, but not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The Broome County Debate Alliance (BCDA) was founded by Joe Schatz. He is the Director of Debate at Binghamton University, holds a PhD in English, and has two kids, ages 12 and 13. His debate program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in...
$120for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 27 learners
Live video meetings
4-6 learners per class