• Speech and Debate 1 Course Description: Speech and Debate 1 is a class designed to teach the skills of argumentation, critical thinking, persuasion, and oral communication. To speak and debate effectively, students will need to develop an understanding of current events, government, and philosophy through extensive reading. Students will learn to speak and debate according to the rules of the National Speech and Debate Association. The focus of the class will be on the following National Forensic League events: Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Public Forum Debate, Student Congress, and Lincoln Douglas Debate. 

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    Speech and Debate 2 Course Description: Speech and Debate 2 is a class designed to teach the skills of argumentation, critical thinking, persuasion, and oral communication. To speak and debate effectively, students will need to develop an understanding of current events, government, and philosophy through extensive reading. Students will learn to speak and debate according to the rules of the National Speech and Debate Association. The focus of the class will be on the following National Forensic League events: Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Public Forum Debate, Student Congress, and Lincoln Douglas Debate. 

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