The Debate club at Liberty will provide students with a foundation for different debate styles (i.e. Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Public Forum, Congressional, and Speech Events), address global topics of interest, engage in public speaking, as well as develop required research and critical thinking skills to be successful at the high school level.
There is no fee to join the Debate club, but students will need some materials while planning and researching cases including, but not limited to: index cards, paper, pencil(s), highlighters, and computer/printer access.
The club is open to grades 6-8, however there is a certain level of maturity and work ethic that is expected at club meetings. Students who are interested in becoming better speakers, listeners, researchers, writers, and thinkers are encouraged to attend.
Club meetings will be held once-a-week, on Wednesday mornings from 7:40 - 8:05 a.m. in Mrs. Pepper's room, Pink Pod - room 204 (Edited to add: club meetings will begin once face-to-face instruction is allowed. Please sign up for Debate Club using the Google Form provided so we have an accurate number of club member attendance. We may need to offer separate club meeting times to accommodate social distancing, if needed. The updated schedule will be posted here once our face-to-face meetings resume). Meetings will consist of a short lesson or notes, group or individual research, public speaking techniques, videos, speaking or listening games, activities, or warm-ups. In the spring, the Debate club will begin practicing informal and formal debate rounds during our club meetings.
Sign up for Debate Club using the Google Form here.
(You must sign up using the Google Form to be added to the Debate Club Schoology group. Especially while we are virtual, this will be the main source of information, activities, and resources for our club).
Join the Remind101 group and download the Remind App for updates on club meetings and scheduling: Text @lmsdebatec to 81010 (Remind101 will likely be used when we return to face-to-face meetings).
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to club sponsors, Mrs. Sarah Pepper, at firstname.lastname@example.org