Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 15, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 15, 2020

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Resource Roundup

Extemp Questions » Ten new USX and IX practice questions are now available for your use at practice or for your member students to work with on their own! 
Congress Docket » Members can access new Congress legislation including a resolution to include Taiwan in the World Health Organization, a bill to remove tax-exempt status for religious institutions, and more.
Policy Evidence » New Policy evidence is now available for members to refresh their files!
World Schools Motions » Members can access five new prepared and impromptu sample motions.  
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Download Novice LD Lesson Plans

Members can use our new collection of lesson plans to introduce Lincoln-Douglas Debate to students using the novice LD topic, Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Video Series: Intro to Flowing Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas

As we gear up for second semester, check out this new video series designed to teach novices how to flow PF and LD Debate. Students will learn why flowing matters, how to set up a flow, watch a live flow, and see how to flow with attacks. 

Interp Practice Activity: Line by Line Script Analysis

Upon completion of this activity, courtesy of Debbie Simon, Tim Cornwell, and Meg Howell-Haymaker, students will be able to analyze what the character feels in every moment. Once students have a cutting, they should squish the lines down into one quarter of the page, and in the other three quarters of the page, write in what the character is thinking, or feeling, or communicating through their inflection. Who are they speaking to? Did they say what they meant? “I love you” might mean “I love you, but sometimes I hate you” or “I care so deeply about you.” This can also be done line by line or beat by beat (changing activities/shift of focus).

Watch National Tournament Final Rounds

You and your students can gain insight by watching the best in the nation perform in National Tournament final round videos from the archives! Members can access debates and performances through 2019. Resource Package subscribers have exclusive access to 2020 final rounds. To access videos, visit the Resource page and select the Performance Videos filter block on the left. 

Claim Your Toolkit: Celebrate Speech and Debate

Make a plan to celebrate speech and debate's biggest day on March 5, 2021, National Speech and Debate Education Day! A parent, student, volunteer, or coach can sign up to be a captain for your school and receive our digital toolkit and free resources to help plan how your team will celebrate the life-changing skills millions of students have gained through this activity. 
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