Civics First Middle School Debate

2018 — Deep River, CT/US

CivicsFirst 2018 Middle School Debate

The Middle School Tournament will take place on April 25, 2018, at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The resolution for this year's Middle School Tournament is:

RESOLVED: The government should ensure that both public and private employees are free to express their political views without interference from their employers. 

In the Middle School Debate Competition students form two person teams to debate both sides of a current topic.  They research in order to develop both negative and affirmative arguments, learn to cross examine their opposition, and listen attentively in order to rebut their opponent’s arguments.  They are scored in several areas, including delivery and analysis. This program is fantastic for public speaking skills, analyzing issues and using evidence to support arguments.

An introductory packet with suggested sources is available for download at right.

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