Debate includes multiple events: Lincoln-Douglas (LD), Policy Debate (CX) , Extemporaneous Speech, Student Congress, and Public Forum. Although each event has a different, specific format, each one focuses on constructing persuasive arguments through research, logic, and political theories. Debate tournaments comprise of a series of rounds in which students compete against debaters from schools in the district, region, and, in some cases, the country.
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Want to read the actual essay? You can do that here. Need the assigned questions? You can get them here. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make yourself something else is the greatest accomplishment."
Here's a list of ready-to-go approved philosopher's for your project. Plus, instructions and the rubric. It's probably important.
Other class documents.
The syllabus is here, yearning to be signed, and so is the pro/con mini debate permission form. Make sure to check out the pro/con debate issues website!