Speech and Debate Camps

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  • Introduction to Speech and Debate – REMOTE FORMAT

    Students entering grades 7 – 9
    June 21 – July 9 (3 weeks)
    8:30 – 9:40 am
    This remote camp is great for students who would like to improve their thinking skills through research, writing, and speaking. Students will be introduced to specific argument structures and research methods that they will then use to write debate cases and debate each other. In addition to writing and practicing debates, the students will apply their newfound argument skills in a passion speech that they will learn to write and deliver. In this part of the course, they will find ideas that they are passionate about, take a position, then research and shape a speech around one of those ideas. Finally, they will learn to present their passion speech by utilizing deliberate vocal tools, facial expressions, movements, and gestures to punctuate and elevate their words.