Presentation on theme: "What is Public Forum Debate?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is Public Forum Debate? Teams of 2 debate one topic.You and your partner will write an Affirmative speech & a Negation SpeechA coin toss at the beginning of the debate will determine what side you will debate that day & who will speak first.
2 Format of the Debate Team A Speaker 1- Prepared Speech Team B Speaker 1- Prepared Speech4 MinCROSS FIRE (Between A1 & B1)2 MinTeam A Speaker 2– Rebuttal SpeechTeam B Speaker 2- Rebuttal SpeechCROSS FIRE (Between A2 & B2)A1 Summary of ArgumentB1 Summary of ArgumentGRAND CROSS FIRE (ALL Speakers)3 MinA2 Last ShotB2 Last Shot1 Min
3 Select Partners and Topics Resolved: Florida schools should adopt the Common Core.Alexis B & Cameron vs. Matt B & MaxResolved: In the United States, colleges and universities should be permitted to pay stipends to their Division I athletesTyler & Noah vs. John & Matt MResolved: That, on balance, social networking Web sites have a positive impact on the United States.Evan & Amelia vs. Sydney & NateResolved: That merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant component of K-12 teacher compensation in United States public schools.Zach H & Sam vs. Alex G & ChaseResolved: That, when a choice is required for public high schools in the United States, government funding should prioritize vocational education over college preparatory education.Lexi & Dom vs. Dylan & GregResolved: Cyberbullying should be a criminal offense.Caleb & Tess vs. Tom & Zach F
4 AssignmentDetermine who will write the Affirmative Argument & who will write the Negative Argument.