The Foundations of Debate for Public Forum and Congressional Debate Flexbook by Champion Press is a groundbreaking resource specifically designed to teach core debate skills to students in Grades 5 – 8.
This book is crafted by a team of 10+ nationally renowned educators with 100+ years of classroom debate experience. They worked to create age-appropriate content that engages and challenges younger students while providing a solid foundation in debate principles and techniques.
Understanding that younger students require a unique approach to debate education, our Flexbook covers essential topics such as argumentation, research skills, effective communication, and critical thinking. Each chapter is presented in a clear and accessible manner, ensuring that students in Grades 5 through 8 can grasp complex concepts and develop a deep understanding of debate fundamentals. These skills are applied to the rules and practices of Public Forum Debate and Congressional Debate, two of the most popular debate formats.
In addition to the comprehensive content in our Foundations of Debate Flexbook, we emphasize engaging application activities that encourage students to practice and apply the new skills they learn. Through interactive simulations, classroom discussions, and hands-on exercises, students will have the opportunity to test their debate abilities in real-world situations. These activities not only reinforce the material but also promote deeper understanding and long-lasting retention.
Champion Press is dedicated to making speech and debate more accessible for students of all ages, and we understand the importance of laying a strong foundation for younger learners. With our Foundations of Debate Flexbook, we aim to inspire a love for debate and empower students to develop the critical thinking, research, and communication skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives.