Speech and Debate Course Map

Mrs. Starlyn Nackos

Updated May 17th, 2013

Month

Content

Learning Activities

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

August – September

Debate 1:

·         The difference between a debate and an argument

·         Argumentation

·         Introduction to 14 different Speech and Debate events

** Keep in mind that many of the rules and particulars associated with competition will remain unclear until students attend their first tournament.  Students are required to attend at least one tournament the first semester.

 

Debate 2:

·         Season preparation

·         Review vocabulary and strategies

·         Review tournament etiquette

 

Debate 1:

·         Introduction speeches

·         Spontaneous Argumentation (SpAr) exercises

·         Novice Clinic (date TBA)

Debate 2:

·         Locating/composing competition materials

·         Mock rounds in class

 

Debate 1:

·         3 minute introduction speech

·         Event familiarization quiz

·         Novice clinic participation

·         Debate folder check

·         Newscasts (current even presentation) begin

·         Debate 2:

·         Vocabulary quiz

·         Event material drafts

·         Novice clinic participation

·         Debate folder check

·         Newscasts

 

 

 

October

Debate1:

Debate Events – Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum and Policy

·         How to write a case

·         How to “flow” an argument

·         Speaking tactics and techniques

Debate 2:

·         In-depth topic analysis and research

·         Prepare cases for debate events

 

Debate 1:

·         See sample debate rounds

·         Learn about reliable sources for cases and how to reference them

·         Will learn to flow famous speeches, news broadcasts and national policy rounds

·         Mock rounds

Debate 2:

·         Topic lectures

·         Mock rounds

·         Flowing exercises

Debate 1:

·         Debate event quiz

·         Sample case

·         Flowing assessment

·         Debate folder check

·         Newscasts

Debate 2

·         Topic Lectures

·         Case drafts

·         Folder/notebook checks

·         Preparation/participation

·         Tournament participation

·         Newscasts

November

Debate1:

Platform Speeches and Congress – Oratory, After Dinner Speaking (ADS) and Congress

·         Will learn how to prepare an original 10 minute speech

·         Will learn parliamentary procedure

·         Will learn how to write a bill

·         Will learn how to compose and deliver proponent, affirmative and negation speeches to bills

Debate 2:

·         Continue to fine-tune speech and debate events while showcasing them for their peers

 

Debate1:

·         Student will compose and memorize their own oratory or ADS speech

·         Students will write bills that reflect both their interests and pertinent issues facing our country

·         Students will participate in in-class Congress rounds delivering proponent, affirmative and negation speeches

Debate 2:

·         Topic Lectures

·         Mock Rounds

·         Preparation of events

Debate1:

·         Performance of Oratory or ADS speech

·         Written bill

·         Performance in Congress simulation

·         Debate folder check

·         Newscasts

 

Debate 2:

·         Topic lectures

·         Case drafts

·         Preparation/Participation

·         Folder/Notebook checks

·         Tournament participation

·         Newscasts

December

Impromptu, National and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

·         Will learn how to plan and deliver an impromptu speech

·         Will learn how to research an extemporaneous speech

·         Will learn how to plan and deliver an extemporaneous speech

 

 

·         Will learn about reliable sources and how to reference them in an extemporaneous speech

·         Will give an extemporaneous speech

·         Will give an impromptu speech

Debate1:

·         Graded on practice rounds

·         Debate folder check

·         Newscasts

 

Debate 2:

·         Topic lectures

·         Case drafts

·         Preparation/Participation

·         Folder/Notebook checks

·         Tournament participation

·         Newscasts

January

Declamation, Pros/Poetry, Humorous, Dramatic and Duo Interpretation

·         Students will learn how to compete in declamation, pros/poetry and interpretation events

·         Debaters will learn how to develop characters

·         Blocking

·         Memorization

Mock Trial Preparation

·         Students will learn how to dissect a criminal case and construct their own defense and prosecution cases

·         Identify members of the competitive team and designate roles

 

 

·         Students will each find an interpretation, declamation or pros/poetry piece

·         Students will block, memorize and perform the piece for the class

·         Trial procedure activities

·         Students will work together in 2 teams of 8-10

·         Research and develop their cases

·         Rehearse

 

·         Graded on interp./declamation/pros/poetry performance

·         Debate folder check

·         Case drafts

·         Newscasts

·         Preparation/Participation

·         Folder/Notebook checks

·         Tournament participation

·         Guest speaker who will instruct on how to conduct a mock trial

·         Rehearsal

February

·         Debaters will prepare to host and compete in the Region tournament

**All debaters are required to attend and compete in the Region debate tournament

·         Prepare for State

·         Mock trial team will begin competing in preliminary trials (approximately 2)

·         Students will each select 3 events that will prepare and compete with at Region

·         Will prepare events

·         Will assist other classmates with their events

·         Students will rehearse the cases and roles for mock trial

·         Will be graded on their practice rounds/Showcases

·         Case drafts

·         Binder/Folder checks

·         Region Participation

·         Mock trial rehearsal and competition

·         Newscasts

March

·         Prepare for State

·         If mock trial survives preliminary rounds, prepare to compete in elimination rounds leading to the State tournament

·         Students will each select 3 events to compete with at State (providing we are able to bring a full-slate)

·         Students will assist other teammates with their events

·         Graded on practice rounds

·         Participation/Preparation

·         Binder/folder check

·         State attendance

·         Newscasts

April

Model UN Preparation

·         Team Banquet Preparation

·         Student/Faculty panel debate prep

·         Students will be assignment UN nation states and begin research on their countries and their conference topics

·         Map familiarization

·         Vocabulary

·         Review parliamentary procedure

·         Select topics for panel debate

·         Rehearse banquet

·         Olympic games for each assigned country

·         Country trivia games/International Newscasts

·         Model UN mock conference rehearsals

·         Parks and Rec Model UN video clip

·         Spartan Smackdown Round II!!

May-June

Begin Prep for next year -

·         Begin work on next year’s events (will be required to select and prepare two events)

·         End of year reflection paper

 

·         Students will begin work on 2 events for next year’s season

·         Will compose a letter to next year’s incoming debaters about their experiences

·         Final binder check

·         Will measure individual growth from before/after video

·         Students will be graded on preparation for next year

·         Final reflection paper