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This page contains resources for teaching Middle school debate. These files are mostly saved as 'pdf' files, viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get it here.

Introductory Materials

Materials for Learning the Event

Materials for Preparing Students to Debate

Materials for Judging Debates

Materials for Managing a Team

Issue Briefs for In-Class Debates

These documents, saved as "pdf" files, are issue briefs designed to help students get started having debates in class on a variety of issues. The briefs contain short summaries of arguments for and against a given motion for debate. They can also be used as templates to help students organize their own debate research in helpful ways.


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