Welcome to Lincoln Douglas Debate 1

First, I hope you enjoyed your class today.  Debate is fun!I.  Here’s the week’s lecture:  watch it before you watch the debate: 


Once you understand the format of the debate

  1. value
  2. value criterion
  3. contentions

then watching a debate seems a little bit easier.

II.  Time to watch a debate:

This was held at the City Club of Cleveland last year.

You will be expected to watch this entire video.  You should try to take notes of the first speech that each speaker gives.  Take a picture of your notes and post them in the google folder.  If you can’t access it, ask for me to share it with your Google email.



III.  There are only 2 more debate tournaments that you might be able to attend this year.  If you cannot attend the State Tournament on March 2-3, 2019, then please try to attend this weekend.  Talk to me about which location works for you and I will try to go to it too.

As far as I know, there is only one student who has told me that they can’t attend the State Tournament.

IV.  Our debate topic will be

In a democratic society, voting ought to be compulsory.

Please get definitions for every boldfaced word. Bring the definitions next week to class.