ERIC Number: ED069000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Debate in the Secondary School, MSA Curriculum Guide 4.
Herman, Deldee M., Ed.; Ratliffe, Sharon A., Ed.
This volume of the Michigan Speech Association secondary curriculum guide--an expanded version of the 1968 edition (ED 026 393)--is devoted solely to the development of debating skills. The guide is intended to assist teachers in planning a course of instruction in debate and to provide techniques for coaching students who participate in an interscholastic debate program. The eight units provide (1) a general introduction to and discussion of the nature of debate; (2) a presentation of research methods and techniques used in preparation for debate; (3) application of these research methodologies to collect evidence; (4) an outline and explanation of the basic concepts of presumption and burden of proof; (5) instruction in case analysis; (6) practice in refutation and rebuttal of arguments; (7) development of cross-examination debating skills; and (8) an understanding of speaker responsibility through position demonstration. Each unit contains lesson objectives, an outline of lesson content, and suggested learning experiences. Five appendices which consider coaching debate, a sample debate calendar, a case analysis of stock issues, a sample flow sheet, and a transcript of a debate with instructive commentary are included. (LG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Debate, Evaluative Thinking, Extracurricular Activities, Logical Thinking, Persuasive Discourse, Research Skills, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Training Methods
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Speech Association.