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Research and Debate

Research and Debate
Grades 9–12


Friday 2:45–3:40


Teacher: Faith Smit
Class Cost: $240
Book: Every Debate & Discussion: A Socratic Conversation, Informal Discussion and Formal Debate by Shelly Johnson, PhD; ISBN: #978-1-60051-293-3
  1. 100 Stack of 5x8 index cards
  2. Internet access for the website page: ClassicalAcademicPress/EverydayDebate
  3. Internet access to a gmail account for group work to meet on ZOOM and/or Google Hangouts
  4. Flash Drive (optional)
  5. Red and black pen
English Credit
No Prerequisite Required

Students will learn to become logical, effective thinkers that are both careful and accurate. There will be many opportunities for lively class discussions, impromptu debates, as well as actual timed formal classroom debates. Students will build debating skills by the following: learning debate terminology, flowing debates or speeches, giving and listening to speeches, researching a topic for debate, evaluating sources for fallacies, and even judging actual online or classroom debates.


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