Speech and Debate Course Map

Mrs. Britany Wheeler

Updated: May 6th, 2009

Month

Content

Learning activities

Assessment

August-September

Introduction to Debate

·         Debaters will be introduced to the 14 different speech and debate events.

·         Debaters will introduce themselves to their teammates by preparing and delivering a introduction speech.

·         Debaters will be introduced to proper tournament etiquette

(Please note that several aspects of debate will remain somewhat unclear to the students until they have attended their first tournament.)

 

·         Students will see examples of other students

work and begin developing their own events.

·         Student’s will prepare a three minute speech about themselves.

·         Student’s will take a Vocabulary quiz to ensure they know the correct terms. 

·         Student’s will prepare a three minute speech about themselves.

October

Learn and Practice Debate Events

Public Forum Policy, and Lincoln Douglas

·         Debaters will learn terms of each of the debate events.

·         Prepare cases for one of the Debate events.

 

·         Students wills see their teammates perform debate rounds

·         Students will watch while flowing(taking notes) a national Policy round

·         Students will demonstrate their understanding of the debate events by performing in a mock round for their teammates.

·         Student’s will be graded on the quality of their flow sheets.

 

 

·         Student’s will be graded on their practice rounds.  

·         Student’s work will be monitored through folder checks. 

November

Platform speeches & Congress

Oratory, After Dinner Speaking(ADS) and Congress

·         Debaters will learn how to prepare a 10 minute speech on an issue that they feel is important

·         Debaters will learn parliamentary procedure

·         Debaters will learn how to write a bill

·         Debaters will learn how to write a proponent speech

·         Debaters will learn how to write affirmative and negative speeches.

 

·         Students will see examples of Oratories from previous students and begin working on their own.

·         Students will prepare and memorize their own Oratory or ADS

·         Students will write a bill and a proponent speech about an important issue facing America

·         Students will write affirmative and negative speeches on bills of other students.

 

 

·         Student’s will be graded on their performance of the platform or congress bill.

·         Student’s work will be monitored through folder checks. 

December

Limited Prep Events

National Extemporaneous, Foreign Extemporaneous,

and Impromptu

·         Debaters will how to complete research for the Extemporaneous speaking.

·         Debaters will learn how to prepare and give a Extemporaneous speech.

·         Debaters will learn how to prepare a Impromptu speech.

 

 

 

·         Student’s will learn about reliable sources for speeches and how to site them during a speech.

·         Student’s will give extemporaneous speech

·         Student’s will give impromptu speech

 

 

 

·         Student’s will be graded on their practice rounds.

·          Student’s work will be monitored through folder checks. 

January

Students are expected to compete at two tournaments during the first semester.

Interpretation Events

Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, and Duo Interp.

·         Debaters will learn how to compete in Interpretation events.

·         Debaters will learn how to quickly memorize interpretations.

 

 

·         Students will each find a interpretation to compete in

·         Students will memorize the interp.

·         Students will perform the interp. for the class.

 

 

·          Student’s will be graded on their practice rounds.

·         Student’s will be graded on work turned in during folder checks.

February

Preparation for region debate

·         Debaters will prepare events for region.

·         Debaters are required to attend and compete at Region debate.

·         Student’s will each select three events that they will prepare and compete with at region.

·         Student’s will assist other teammates with their events.

·         Student’s will be graded on their practice rounds.

·         Student’s will be graded on work turned in during folder checks.

March

Students are expected to go to two tournaments during this quarter.

Preparation for state debate

·         Debaters will prepare and assist with events for state.

·         Debaters are required to attend and compete

or observe at State debate.

·          Student’s will each select three events that they will prepare and compete with at State.

·         Student’s will assist other teammates with their events.

·          Student’s will be graded on their practice rounds.

·         Student’s will be graded on work turned in during folder checks.

April

Extra Events

Spar, Storytelling, Prose, and Poetry

·         Debaters will learn about each of the extra events

·         Debaters will prepare one of the extra events. 

 

 

·         Students will find, prepare, one of the extra events.

 

 

·         Students will compete in a round robin wit the extra events.

May-June

Begin work on next years events

·         Students are responsible for completing two events that could be used for next years events.

·         Student’s will begin work on three events that students will use the following year in debate.

·          Student’s work will be monitored through folder checks.

·         Student’s will be graded on practice tournaments.