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TEAM POLICY DEBATE

  • Two vs. two debate

  • Yearly resolution

  • Debate whether or not a policy should be passed

  • Recommended for new and advanced debaters

 

LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE

  • One vs. one

  • Yearly resolution

  • Debate using argumentation based upon a values perspective

  • Recommended for experienced debaters

 
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PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

  • Two vs. two

  • Resolution changes every round

  • Employs advanced debate and speaking skills on a broad range of topics

  • Recommended for advanced debaters

 

WHY DEBATE?

Debate Helps Students Learn To:

  • Speak confidently in front of others

  • Think quickly and critically

  • Improve research skills

  • Write and deliver speeches

  • Disagree without attacking

  • Manage time wisely

  • Win humbly and lose graciously

  • Improve organization and note taking

 

2019-2020 DEBATE RESOLUTIONS

Team Policy

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its banking, finance, and/or monetary policy.


Lincoln Douglas

Resolved: Culture ought to value assimilation over multiculturalism.


Parliamentary (aka Parli)

Resolutions are announced / released prior to the beginning of each round.