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Life Skills

SPAR: Spontaneous Argument Debate for Intro to Debate Fun

Learn the basic format of debate and participate in a fun Icebreaker Debate for an introductory fun experience
Patrick Mesisca
49 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 12 learners
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Meets once
60 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will learn the definitions of key terms for debate,
How to write an affirmative and negative case,
How to respond in rebuttal,
How to ask and respond effectively in a trial like cross examination of questions and answers back and forth,
How to persuade a debate judge to vote for your side to win,
How to flow or take notes during a competitive debate in a fun, supportive, environment.
No homework for this one time course
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will work with an award winning current high school and college Debate coach and receive instant feedback during the course after each round of the debate.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Patrick Mesisca
Lives in the United States
Speech and Debate Coach
49 total reviews
51 completed classes

About Me

I am a private school teacher with 25+ years of teaching experience.  My expertise and training are in the fields of Speech and Debate and Philosophy.  My students have gone on to compete in Speech and Debate at the college level and had fruitful... 
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