Parliamentary Debate Level 1

Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12
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In Parliamentary Debate Level 1, students are given a solid grounding the practice of Parliamentary Debate.  The Parliamentary Debate Level 1 class combines the following skills:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Research skills that focus on source credibility
  • Communication of reasoning
  • Persuasive communication techniques

Each Debate Level 1 class combines education on specific debate skills, the exploration of current events, and the building of persuasive communication skills through doing in-class debates and debate drills.

One intramural tournament will be offered during the Fall Session, in which students from all Cogito Debate 1 classes are invited to attend the tournament and practice their skills in a new environment.

Course Syllabus