Participation in debate is a huge commitment, but benefits abound! Christy Shipe writes, “…Whatever the resolution, a student will almost certainly cover government, economics, political science, composition, research, public speaking, logic, rhetoric, current events, typing/word processing, computer skills, editing, and argumentation and debate theory…”
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?
Check individual class and club listings at www.mache.org/mnhs&d for age/grade recommendations. For debate competition, home educated students age 12-18 by January 1st of the current school year may participate.
HOW DOES A STUDENT BECOME INVOLVED? (7th- 9th)
Younger students (7th - 9th) who are not yet ready for debate can improve their speaking and reasoning skills in the following speech events:
In a class, club, or competition students pick a topic and are given two minutes to...