CHSSA Middle School State Championship
2023 — NSDA Campus, CA/US
Topic Areas for Extemp, Parli, and SPAR
Topic Areas for Extemp
Topic Areas will alternate between International and National Topics. If a Semifinals Round is not warranted, we will skip that Topic Area.
Round 1 - Europe/Russia
Round 2 - U.S. Politics/Government
Round 3 - The Americas
Finals - U.S. Foreign Policy
Topic Areas for Parliamentary Debate
Topic Areas for Preliminary Rounds will include (in no particular order):
Science and Technology
Elimination Round Topics will not be released. Students should be prepared to debate on any issue or topic area.
Topic Areas for Spontaneous Argumentation (SPAR)
For SPAR, we will rotate between three types of topics areas: Contemporary/Moral Issues, Funny Comparisons, Political Issues.
Examples of Contemporary/Moral Issues Topics:
Volunteering should be mandatory.
Adults should limit their screentime.
Examples of Funny Comparisons:
Peanut butter is better than jelly.
Rice is better than pasta.
Examples of Political Issues:
The voting age should be lowered.
The U.S. Supreme Court is too politicized.