Debating

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
    In Illinois in 1858, a series of debates would set the foundation for the way we conduct debates today. The historic Lincoln Douglas debate was the beginning of Abraham Lincoln's national political c....
  • Theater Textbooks
    When you flip through the pages of theatre textbooks, a world of fantasy, realism, suffering, and dreams flows out through the words on the pages and has the power to transform the way you think and t....
  • Debate Strategies
    Winning favor, and ultimately, a decision in your favor has a lot to do with effective debate strategies. No one wants to go into battle unprepared, and it is no different for people who are debating....
  • Mock Trials
    Mock trials are a perfect marriage of drama and debate. Mock trials teach students not only about our country's judicial system, but they teach necessary teamwork and reasoning skills. Working in le....
  • Debate Teams
    Sometimes, it's better to do it with friends. I of course, am referring to the world of debate teams. Debate teams are a great way to build your talents as a debater, while you learn cooperation and....
  • Oratory
    People who are experts in oratory, the practice of eloquent public speaking, have the magic ability to capture hold our attention, regardless of what they are speaking about. They are masters of inje....
  • Debate Textbooks
    Debate textbooks are excellent for those of us who may not have the time or resources required to attend classes or visit camps for debaters. Textbooks on debate allow you to learn at your own pace w....
  • Parliamentary Debate
    Parliamentary debate owes its name and format to Great Britain's House of Parliament. As opposed to LD debate, where two people debate using prepared speeches over the validity and value of a resolut....
  • Debate Topics
    Part of being an expert when it comes to debate is knowing how to find interesting debate topics. Choosing the right debate topic can make the difference between an uninterested audience and an audie....
  • Public Forum Debate
    Public forum debate is yet another form of debate presided over by a judge. The way that public forum debate differs from more structured debate styles, such as LD and parliamentary debate, is that d....