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Video Resources

The MSPDP has a number of video resources available online. These videos are suitable for instruction in the format or simply to show students an example of a debate. Our videos are not scripted; they show real students demonstrating real debating as it might be seen at a competition. Many of our videos are accompanied by a judge's decision to help train judges or use in a classroom context.

All MSPDP videos are available for purchase using this order form. If you have any questions or comments about our video resources, please don't hesitate to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR PURCHASE ORDERS AS PAYMENT FOR OUR MATERIALS.

Sample Debates

"Ban Boxing! " Sample Debate: A sample debate, appropriate for classroom viewing, on the topic “Ban Boxing!” Features experienced middle school students. Our most popular sample debate.
Judge's decision for "Ban Boxing" Sample Debate.

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“Television is a Bad Influence.” Sample Debate - A sample debate, appropriate for classroom viewing, on the topic “Television is a Bad Influence.” Features intermediate and experienced middle school students.
Judge's decision for "Television is a Bad Influence."

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“The United States Should Lower the Voting Age.” Sample Debate - A sample debate, appropriate for classroom viewing. Features beginning middle school students.

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“Abolish the Death Penalty.” Sample Debate - A sample debate, appropriate for classroom viewing. Features advanced and intermediate high school students.
Judge's decision for "Abolish the Death Penalty."
Final Public Debate, 2006 National Championship: "Pakistan is more an enemy than an ally of the United States."

Other Videos

About the Middle School Public Debate Program. A short video to introduce the program. Originally shown at the National Middle School Association's 2004 conference.

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Panel Discussion: Being a MSPDP League President - Three league presidents discuss what the job is like and how they organize their leagues.
   

 

 

 

 

 

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