Competitive Speech and Debate

Competitive Speech/Debate

To Join the class Remind Group:

For 2nd Hour - Text @dcdebate2 to 81010
For 4th Hour - Text @dcdebate4 to 81010


Course Description:

Competitive Speech and Debate is a class focused on participation in OSSAA sanctioned and other competitions and tournaments. All students enrolled in this course will be members of Deer Creek’s competitive speech team and will be expected to prepare for and attend contests at which the team is competing. ** As members of a team participating in interscholastic competition, all debate students are required to sign and return the attached consent form for participation in Deer Creek’s random drug testing program. Please see the student handbook for details on this program. **

Course Objectives:

Students will develop an understanding of the various aspects of Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas Debate as well as prepared and extemporaneous speech on current events/political topics.

Students will learn the basics of speech/debate research including the choosing and citing of appropriate sources for constructive debate and discussion.

Students will prepare, write, and compete in Original Oratory, Public Forum or Lincoln Douglas Debate and extemporaneous speaking events at tournaments.

Students will learn to appropriately evaluate and critique the performances of other competitors.