As you begin the season, we encourage you to enroll in our new course, Engaging and Mentoring Black/African American Students. As authors SunHee Simon and Colten White write, it is not enough to say anyone can join your team. It’s also about actively recruiting and making space for Black students.
There's something for everyone! The course features distinct strategies for engaging and mentoring Black students as a Black coach and as a non-Black coach. Members can enroll today for free and take the course at their leisure.
Fresh Extemp Questions
Why is conflict rising in Mozambique? Will President Trump’s “law and order” strategy resonate with swing voters? Members can access these questions and more in our new set of Extemp practice questions!
New Lincoln-Douglas Topic Analysis
Members can use our topic analysis to get a jump to learn about the September/October LD topic, Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.
Final Round Videos » Members can watch final rounds from 2019 and earlier using the Performance Video and Policy Debate filters on our resource page. Resource Package subscribers can also access the 2020 final round.
Customizable Tools » Find the materials you need to advocate for your team or start a new program.
Big Questions: Apply, Host an Event, Earn Funds!
In Big Questions, students debate topics at the intersection of science, religion, and philosophy.
The 2020-2021 topic is, Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented. You can earn up to $2,500 for your team when you apply and are approved to host an event at a tournament or against members of your own team. Online events are eligible. Almost $1.5 million has been awarded to programs since 2016. Funding is limited, so apply today! Learn more about the format or apply at www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions.