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Celebrating our Club Award Winners
A long running annual tradition in our Honor Society recognizes schools with Club Awards for achieving degrees in the Honor Society. Club Awards are based on school strength. For example, the 100 Club recognizes schools with a strength of more than 100 points in the prior school year. The 200 Club honors schools that earned 200 strength points; and so on. The higher the strength, the higher the Club designation. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Club Award winners!
Teaching Argumentation with Commercials
Analyzing commercials is an engaging way to demonstrate the parts of an argument using light material. Students can practice identifying the elements, judging their effectiveness, and noting when some are absent.
In our lesson plan collection Start Here: Teaching Public Forum Debate, students watch a series of commercials, including this Chipotle commercial, and evaluate the claims, data, warrants, and impacts in the ad. Try out this strategy using our materials or choose commercials of your own to give it a go!
Benefits of Accreditation:
It demonstrates professionalism to your administration.
- It is a mark of your commitment to speech and debate.
- The courses likely count toward any of your professional development needs for speech and debate teaching certifications.
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