Debate Club
Debate Club

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Students will learn appropriate ways to communicate, participate in 2 Socratic Seminars, and 2 debates. Students will learn: - To understand and communicate various forms of arguments effectively in a variety of contexts. - To conduct researches using multiple sources to support a position in a debate. - To generate effective critical thinking into primary issues in a given topic. - to meet and interact with students in the context of a social and intellectual activity. - To realize the simultaneous opportunities for leadership and group participation. - To participate effectively in situations where decisions must be made.


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Badge Type: knowledge

Expected Duration: 12 hours


  1. [required] Student can describe a famous supreme court and how the decision of that case relates to him/herself.
  2. [required] Student can describe 1 Developmental Asset that applied to this club and how it applied.
  3. [required] Student develops evidence that supports his/her argument in a Socratic Seminar.
  4. [required] Student can describe 2 or more appropriate ways to articulate a message.
  5. [required] Student can describe 2 or more INappropriate ways to articulate a message.
  6. [required] Student participates in 2 debates following rules of the debate.
  7. [required] Student works with a team to develop evidence to support their argument.
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