Public Forum Debate for High School

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Winner of the Most Promising Textbook Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association!

A groundbreaking resource designed to revolutionize the way students learn and practice Public Forum Debate.

This Flexbook includes:

✓ 15 chapters covering the basics of debate, Public Forum structure, argument development, response generation, case writing, and advanced strategies

✓ Lessons that align with curriculum standards for Debate I courses

✓ Application activities within each module 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.

All content from this book is included in Champion’s Guide to Debate: Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate.

Please allow 10-14 days for delivery of physical books.

Winner of the Most Promising Textbook Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association!

The Public Forum Debate Comprehensive Flexbook by Champion Press is a game-changer in the world of speech and debate education.

Designed to be both an instructive guide and a hands-on learning tool, our Flexbook is crafted by a team of 10 nationally renowned educators with 100+ years of combined classroom experience teaching debate.

Please note that 100% of the content from this book is also contained in Champion’s Guide to Debate: Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional 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 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 provided in our Public Forum Flexbook, we place a strong emphasis on application activities that help students apply and practice the new information they learn. Our Flexbook includes a variety of 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.

One of the primary goals 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 Public Forum Flexbook, we aim to demystify the debate process and empower both students and educators to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding activity.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 1 in
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Table of Contents

Public Forum: Comprehensive Flexbook includes 15 chapters of guidance for students new to debate. The lessons include 100+ in-text activities to reinforce key skills. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

Unit 1: Getting Started

     Chapter 1: Starting Your Debate Journey

     Chapter 2: The Art of Public Speaking

     Chapter 3: Building Confidence

Unit 2: Debate Basics

     Chapter 4: Debate 101

     Chapter 5: Everything Is An Argument

     Chapter 6: Do Your Research

     Chapter 7: Ready to R.I.O.T.

     Chapter 8: Preparing to Debate

Unit 3: Public Forum Debate

Chapter 9: Will You Be My Partner?

     Chapter 10: Make Your Case

     Chapter 11: Red Team Operation

     Chapter 12: It’s Your Move

Unit 4: The Debate Community

     Chapter 13: You Will Be Judged

     Chapter 14: The Digital Debate World

     Chapter 15: Beyond the Classroom

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Congressional Debate Legislation


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