Elementary School Debate

General Background & Format


General Introduction PPT Lecture

Speech Templates


Topic Specific Lessons


Also checkout the "Topics Resources & Argument Ideas" page

Demonstration Videos



Middle School Debate

General Background & Format

Utah Debate Manual - Great collection of lessons, activities, and explanation of different events, but note that some of the specifications and event procedures are outdated. Please consult the individual tournament invitation or the rules page. 

    • Click on 'Materials' and it will take you to a Google Drive of resources
    • The '2-Lectures' folder is particularly useful

Topic Specific Lessons

Demonstration Videos




Individual Speaking Events

Extemporaneous Speaking

Original Oratory

Informative Speaking


Coaching

Background

Coaching Guide for Beginner Debaters

Coaching Speaking Style

Coaching the Affirmative

Coaching the Negative

20 Tips for Debaters


Misc

Additional Topics