Champion’s Guide to Debate: PF, LD, and Congress

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A groundbreaking resource designed to revolutionize the way students learn and practice Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate.

This Flexbook includes:

✓ 26 chapters covering the basics of debate, round structure, argument development, response generation, case writing, and advanced strategies

✓ Lessons that align with curriculum standards for Debate I courses

✓ 200+ application activities to help students learn and practice new skills

✓ Innovative methods for accelerating debate education

Flexbooks are consumable items; students will complete exercises directly in each book. You should order one copy per student.

Champion’s Guide to Debate is a comprehensive introduction to Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate for High School students.

This book is both an instructive guide and a hands-on learning tool. The 26 chapters cover public speaking, argumentation, refutation, research, and event-specific debate skills. 200+ in-text activities help students learn and reinforce key lessons, accelerating learning and building effective communication strategies.

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This Flexbook is crafted by a team of 13 nationally renowned educators with 100+ years of combined classroom experience teaching debate.

We’ve merged the best aspects of traditional textbooks and workbooks to create an interactive, innovative resource that encourages students to actively engage in the learning process. Our Flexbook covers all aspects of Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate, from fundamental concepts to advanced strategies. Students will learn about debate formats, argument construction, research, and evidence evaluation, as well as techniques for effective communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. The interactive nature of our Flexbook allows students to not only read and understand the material, but also to apply their knowledge through practical exercises and activities.

In addition to the comprehensive content, we place a strong emphasis on application activities that help students apply and practice the new information they learn. Our Flexbook includes 200+ engaging exercises, such as interactive simulations, application activities, and classroom discussions, which allow students to put their debate skills to the test in real-world scenarios. These hands-on activities not only reinforce the material but also promote deeper understanding and long-lasting retention. By offering practical opportunities for students to hone their skills, our Flexbook goes beyond passive learning, enabling students to actively develop their critical thinking, research, and communication abilities.

The primary goal of Champion Press is to make speech and debate more accessible to students and reduce the barriers to entry for new teachers. We understand that debate can be intimidating, especially for those with limited experience. With our Champion’s Guide to Debate, we aim to demystify the debate process and empower both students and educators to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding activity.

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Table of Contents

Champion’s Guide to Debate includes 26 chapters of guidance for students new to debate. The lessons include 200+ in-text activities to reinforce key skills. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

Unit 1: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Introduction to Debate

Chapter 2: Basics of Public Speaking

Chapter 3: Addressing Stage Fright

Unit 2: Core Debate Skills

Chapter 4: Debate Logistics and Etiquette

Chapter 5: Structuring and Generating Arguments

Chapter 6: Core Research Skills

Chapter 7: Refutation Methods

Chapter 8: Preparing Materials for Debate

Unit 3: Congressional Debate

Chapter 9: Congressional Debate Basics

Chapter 10: Speechwriting and Argumentation

Chapter 11: Writing Legislation

Chapter 12: Robert’s Rules of Order and Presiding Officer Guide

Chapter 13: Advanced Strategy and Building Relationships

Unit 4: Public Forum Debate

Chapter 14: Public Forum Basics

Chapter 15: Cases and Argumentation

Chapter 16: Refutation and Blocks

Chapter 17: Advanced Strategy and Round Vision

Unit 5: Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Chapter 18: Lincoln-Douglas Basics

Chapter 19: Philosophy Primer

Chapter 20: Writing Frameworks

Chapter 21: Affirmative Strategies, Cases, and Speeches

Chapter 22: Negative Strategies, Cases, and Speeches

Chapter 23: Progressive Strategies

Unit 6: The Debate Community

Chapter 24: Judge Adaptation

Chapter 25: Debating in Online Environments

Chapter 26: Debate Beyond the Classroom

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