Speech and Debate 1 Course Description
This course explores a wide variety and range of public speaking skills, including:
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Declamation
  • Original Oratory
  • Oral Interpretation (prose and poetry)
  • Storytelling

Additionally, students are introduced to basic researching, argumentation, questioning, and rebuttal skills through a variety and range of debate disciplines, including:
  • Congressional Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • the basics of philosophy for Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Skill focus includes the development of techniques in diction, articulation, enunciation and projection. Students begin to analyze pieces of literature, create and deliver orations, write arguments, and evaluate performances. Students are required to participate in a local/state level Speech and Debate (Forensic)
competition.