Issue Briefing - To be completed by your team before our group issue briefing. The first step to help you organize your initial research and prepare a topic overview. Please make your own copy.
Core Arguments Period 7 and Period 8: A common class doc with all our topics and affirmative/negative arguments listed. This provides your team with full disclosure for all the augments that you should prep for. Please use appropriate copy for your class period.
Evidence Card Template - A template to organize your research into evidence cards. Complete one for each quotation you are using. When presented during a debate topic, your evidence should include a source, direct quotation, and your own analysis. Your evidence cards forms the foundation for your debate speeches.
Sample Evidence Cards - A sample aff and neg evidence card with quotations, source information and analysis. We recommend that you number your cards and keep them all within one doc for aff and one for neg. You may also print these and hand write them.
Use the following notes to remember basic debate terms that we will be using:
AFFIRMATIVE VS. NEGATIVE
In debate there are always two sides. The affirmative agrees with the resolution or claim, the negative is against the resolution.
AFFIRMATIVE: Reasons why the resolution is the best option to solve the problem
NEGATIVE: Reasons why the resolution is a terrible idea
Debate Round To-Do Checklist
Affirmative Opening Statement (1 min)
Purpose: First speech given during the debate - provides the basis for all arguments
Negative Opening Statement (1 min)
Purpose: First response to the affirmative side - create the “conflict” in the debate
Before the debate...