Welcome to the KC Debate Team Page!!!

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HELPFUL LINKS TO REMEMBER:
Here is the National Forensic League Main Page
Click here to view the Pittsburgh League Debate Page.
Want to join the Debate Team? Have a friend who is interested?
Click on the following Joining the Debate Team link to get them some information.
Forget your permission slip? Get one signed before joining us on the bus.
Need some help with your upcoming debate? Check out this site! Planet Debate

Resources

Blacks Law Dictionary Online




Public Forum & Student Congress Info:

The type of debate we'll be doing this year is called "Public Forum" Debate

OCT TOPIC:
Resolved: Private sector investment in human space exploration is preferable to public sector investment.

Some good websites to help prepare:

Article: Space Access The Private Investment vs. Public Funding Debate, by Bart Leahy

Article: The Space Review: By Lou Friedman
Article favors PRO: Space Future
Article: Planet Debate, based on PF topic









UPCOMING DEBATE EVENTS:



~Speech events tend to fall in several categories. Often times kids try different events

SPEECH EVENTS
Impromptu (Being given a topic and making a 3-5 minute speech on it)
Poetry/Prose (Bringing a piece of poetry or literature to life)
Duo Interp (Working with another person to bring literature to life)
Humorous Interp (Using a written piece of literature in a funny way.)
Dramatic Interp (Serious Literature brought to life)
Original Oratory (A speech you write yourself)
Extemp (Domestic & International)

Need a script??? Try Brooklyn Publishing Company's website. You can order a PDF file online.


DEBATE EVENTS
Lincoln Douglas Debate (1 on 1)
Public Forum (2 on 2)
Student Congress (Group debate)


Here you will find a listing of Debate team links and events.

Dictionary of Debate terms:



Graduated Alums & their NFL Pts:



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2011 Ethan Ritzert (), J.B. Bartlet (), Nicole McAlister ()
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