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Info Session Tomorrow: How to Register for Nationals on Tabroom.com
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. CT as we review the steps of completing a high school National Tournament registration on Tabroom.com. A recording will be available online here by the end of the week. Register to attend live »
Sample Informative Speaking and Original Oratory Speech Outlines
As students outline their persuasive or informative speeches, provide them with detailed written breakdowns for Info and OO so they can examine how a speech comes together on the page as well as on video. Outlines note the thesis, transitions, claims, warrants, impacts, sources, and all the elements of a successful speech.
These materials are excerpted from Lesson 9 of Start Here: Teaching Middle School Public Address. Access the full collection for new ways to introduce students to writing a thesis statement and organizing their speeches.
Intro to Kritik for Students and Coaches
Our free NSDA Learn course Intro to Kritik introduces the fundamentals of kritikal debate. A Kritik is a debate position that challenges basic assumptions. The name is telling; a kritik is a criticism of an assumption or mindset of your opponent. Typically, these positions will focus on power structures that exist around us and how they cause the problems we ought to address. In simpler terms, these positions focus on the “isms” in society: racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and much more.
Upon completion of the course, members will be able to explain and identify types of kritikal arguments, as well as respond to them in round with little preparation by attacking their framework, utilizing turns, indicting the alternative, making permutations, and more. This course also offers an overview of how to run a K.
Apply for Financial Assistance for Nationals
Apply today for a grant from the Tate “Road to Nationals” Fund founded by the William Woods Tate, Jr. Memorial Fund. Grants support high school teams who need financial assistance for Nationals and range from $100 to $1,000, with average grants of $500. Apply today »
Suggest Debate Topics for Next Year
As an NSDA member, you can suggest Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas debate topics for next season. Your ideas will be shared with the LD and/or PF Wording Committees as a starting point for their work! These committees are made up of volunteer coaches and alumni who work together each spring to develop a variety of potential resolutions for the upcoming school year. Share your ideas by April 1 for next season.
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