"That's Debatable!" Debate Club

In this ongoing debate club, students meet weekly to practice the art of civilized debate.
105 total reviews for this teacher
34 reviews for this class
Completed by 210 learners

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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

Pacific Time

Next on Tue May 24

Meets Once per week
7:30pm - 8:20pm

Next on Wed May 25

Meets Once per week
9pm - 9:50pm
Only one spot remaining

Next on Thu May 26

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This class supports Common Core State Standards: CCRA.ELA – Literacy SL3.1 – 5.1, 3.2 – 5.2, 3.3 – 5.3, 4.4 – 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
Students will:
1.	Learn about the topic assigned.
2.	Use research skills to prepare for the debate.
3.	Work together in a team before and during the debate.
4.	Practice public speaking skills.
5.	Use critical thinking skills to “think on their feet” to come up with respectful and effective responses to the opposing team’s position.
Students will have a small amount of research outside of class to gather facts about their topic. They will have time in class to collaborate with their team to develop their debate. 
 4 files available upon enrollment
notebook, note cards, pencil, occasional pages to print
General feedback will be provided team-wide after each debate. When teams are waiting for their turn to debate, they may have the role of scoring the participating teams on a rubric (Did the team support their statement with a fact or opinion? Did the team speak respectfully to opposing team? Etc.). This will serve two purposes: 1. Keep teams engaged in the debate process when it is not their turn. 2. Provide general feedback to debating teams. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Tracey DB
Lives in the United States
Debate, Speech, and Reading Adventures for YOUR Learner! Elementary - High School.
105 total reviews
73 completed classes

About Me

My name is Tracey DB. I am a licensed teacher  and have been teaching communication skills to children from preschool through high school for over 25 years. This includes beginning reading, literature analysis, composition, public speaking, and... 
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