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Access New Monthly Resources
Have you checked out the February resources yet? Access new Extemp practice questions, Congress legislation, sample World Schools motions, and the PF topic analysis. Happy practicing!
Choose Your Topic and Earn Funds with Big Questions
Teams can earn up to $2,500 for hosting a Big Questions Debate event. To commemorate the final year of the grant program, participants may now choose from any of the topics from the last three years! Learn more or access current or previous topic resources to get started.
Topic options include:
- Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice.
- Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented.
- Resolved: Objective morality exists.
Use our Starter Kit to explore the fundamentals of Prose, including notes on event structure, cutting, working with a manuscript, and delivery, as well as advice from National Tournament finalists. This guide is appropriate for middle school and high school students but features time limits for middle school.
Share Membership Benefits with Students
Use our flyer to succinctly share the benefits of NSDA membership with students, or borrow the language to supplement your plans.
Find and Share Practice Ideas
Our running practices collection features 50+ activities to help students fine tune their skills. Select one for your next practice or share the resource with students directly for independent work.
Please contribute your own ideas for the collection, too!
Celebrate Supporters with Honorary Membership
Did you know you can nominate an adult who has contributed to your team to be an honorary National Speech & Debate Association member? This is a great way to generate buy-in from administrators or honor a parent who helps your team! Honorary members must be adults who have contributed in some significant way to the speech and debate program of the local chapter, but have not earned Association membership as a student or instructor.
Be Part of Speech and Debate's Biggest Day
March 4 is National Speech and Debate Education Day! Held annually on the first Friday in March, NSDE Day recognizes teachers and students who are transforming tomorrow through speech and debate education. Teams across the country will join in the celebration, and we hope you'll be among them! A parent, student, volunteer, or coach can sign up to be 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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