Week 14

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Course Syllabus – Debate II, III, IV – Mr. Hamilton 13-14
Course Information
Debate II, III, and IV, all build upon one another. These classes teach students first the fundamentals of
debate and then begin to lead to a higher order of thinking. Debate also teaches speaking and oral
interpretation events. All students will have the opportunity to compete in events at invitational
tournaments throughout the school year to build upon their understanding of the content.
Teacher Contact Information
Mr. Hamilton
[email protected]
Work: 940.369.1219
Daily Schedule
A-Day
B-Day
DEBATE I, II, III
DebateI
Speech
Speech
Speech
Conference
Conference
Speech
Speech
Tutoring will be available before school Monday – Friday 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. or by appointment
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Debate I, is required before II, III, or IV can be taken.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Each student will learn about the history and basic form of debates as well as the advanced
higher level thinking skills used in policy and Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Impromptu speaking will
also be taught to help students think on their feet as well as Oral Interpretation skills.
Suggested Course Materials
No course materials are required however any material a student feels may help them within the
realms of the class is accepted and encouraged. I.E. dictionary/thesaurus, philosophy book, oral
interp. Books with selections, etc.
Course Syllabus
Page 1
Assignments
& Academic
Calendar
Week 1
*Introductions
*Rules and
procedures
*Stages of Life
*Dyads
*Intro speech
Week 7
*Why debate?
*The role of
debate in
controversial
issues
*Your views
activity
*How to find
truth, evidence,
etc.
TEKS 1B, 1C
TEKS 5A,B,C
Week 13
*Continue poetry
prose lesson,
finding and
cutting piece two,
opposite
category.
Week 2
*Persuasion
overview
*Persuasive
historical figures
in debate/politics
*Construction of
persuasive
Extempt
*Audience
Etiquette
Speech
TEKS: 5J, 5K
5H, 1A,
Week 8
*Value based
debate overview
*How to analyze
an issue in
multiple settings
*History of LD
debate
*Construction of a
value-based case
TEKS 2A, 2B, 2C,
2D
TEKS 3A,B,
C,D,E,F,G,H,I
TEKS 5A,B,C
Week 14
*Finish cutting
pieces
*Performances
with class
feedback.
Week 3
*Continue
constructing
persuasive
outlines
*Nonverbal
strategies to
effective
speeches.
*Practice
speech
*Present
Speeches
TEKS 5I
Week 9
*Finish LD
Value based
debate cases
*Overview of
cases Values,
Criterions, Aff
and Neg side
Week 4
*Finish giving
final persuasive
speeches
*Analyze and
take notes over
classmates and
self, give
feedback
*Begin
Introduction
difference in Inf.
and Pers.
Extempt
TEKS 5L
5N 5M
Week 10
*Begin debates in
class.
*Give Feedback
to classmates.
TEKS 5L,M,N
Week 5
*The
differences
between Inf.
and pers.
Extempt.
Week 6
*Six Weeks
Test
*Informative
Speech with
class feedback
*Begin to
structure an
Informative
Speech
*Practice
TEKS 5K
Week 11
*Begin study of
Poetry Prose
Interpretation.
*What are the
categories?
*How to find
and cut pieces
Week 12
*Six Weeks
Test
Week 17
*Lecture on
judging
paradigms and
adaptation.
*Begin
construction of
Policy case
Week 18
*Six Weeks
Test
*Final policy
CX cases.
TEKS 5A,B,C
TEKS 3A,B,
C,D,E,F,G,H,I
*Student choice
LD debate on
the opposite
side, or perform
one interp.
piece from
category
TEKS 5A,B,C
Week 15
*Overview of
Policy debate
(UIL CrossX)
*Stock Issues
Week 16
*How to construct
as case, examine
examples and
critique
TEKS 4A
TEKS 4B
TEKS 5C, D
Course Syllabus
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Week 19
*Introduction to
National Forensic
League
*Differences in
events –
Overview
*International and
Domestic Extemp
practice
TEKS 5J, 5K
Week 25
*Student Congress
overview
*History study,
what has
Congress done,
what do they do
now?
Week 20
*Introduction to
Original Oratory
*Begin
Construction of
Speeches
*Read-thru of O
*Begin
memorization
techniques
*Assign
Memorization
Week 21
*Introduction to
HI, DI, Duo
Events
*Begin
examining
good
presentations
*Search for
quality pieces
Week 22
*Break up into
groups, choose
between HI, DI,
Duo or OO
*Rehearse
Events
Week 23
*CrossCurricular
week, work
with Theatre
Arts to perfect
rehearsed
events
Week 24
*Six Weeks test
*Final
production of
chosen event
Week 26
*Begin
construction of
Student
Legislation
Week 27
*Mock trial of
student
Congress
*Begin
overview of
PFD debate
Week 28
*Begin
constructing PFD
debate cases
Week 29
*Six weeks
tests, PFD
debates, both
sides
Week 30
*Finish six
weeks test over
PFD debates
TEKS 1B
TEKS 4C
TEKS 4C
TEKS 4C
TEKS 1B, 4C
TEKS 1A
Week 31
*Review of each
events, starting
with Extempt
ending with PFD.
Week 32
*Review of each
events, starting
with Extempt
ending with PFD.
TEKS All above
TEKS All above
Week 33
*Next year CX
topic analysis
*Begin
research and
ideas
Week 34
*Examination of
Next years Interp
category change
*Begin finding
pieces.
TEKS 4C
Week 35
*Finals
*Event of
students choice
to perform
Week 36
*Finals
*Event of
students choice
to perform
TEKS possibly
4C
Supplies Needed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Notebook or folder to keep up with returned assignments.
Pens
Spiral notebook to complete daily warm-up activities.
Box of Kleenex
Ream of copy of paper
Course Syllabus
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Grading Policy
Grading will be on a point system that is as follows:
90 – 100 points = A
89 – 80 points = B
79 - 70 points = C
69 – 60 points = D
Below 60 points = F
For clarification on how points are earned please see instructor.
Course & Teacher Policies, Procedures, Rules, Rewards, and Consequnces
Procedures:
1. When the bell rings students should be seated and working on the bell-work.
a. The students should be working when the bell rings on the assignment that is
either on the board, or the handout provided. This will ensure that learning
begins at the start of the class.
2. When the bell rings students will remain seated, I dismiss the class, not the bell.
a. By having the students remain seated when the bell rings it provides a brief
moment to tell the students goodbye, have a good day, etc. This will help build
the crucial relationships with the students.
3. Each student should pick up and return folder to designated place at the beginning and
end of class.
4. Bring all required materials to class, unless otherwise stated by the teacher.
5. Keep you name plaque visible at all times, it is how I learn names and keep attendance.
Expectations
1. Students will enter and exit the room with a positive attitude.
2. Each student will display pride and individuality in their work and overall contributions
to our classroom.
3. All students will be heard in our classroom, and encouraged to ask questions.
4. Every student is encouraged to questions the teacher, this is debate, a diversity of
opinions is not only expected but strongly encouraged.
Rules
1. Be courteous to other classmates and the teacher. Refrain from using negative
remarks and curse words in the classroom.
2. Listen and follow instructions, if clarification is needed, ask.
3. Clean up your surrounding area at the end of each class period.
Consequences
1. Verbal warning.
2. Deduction in daily grade.
3. Teacher/Student Conference.
4. Note home to parents.
5. Office Referral.
Course Syllabus
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