Based upon the authors' many years of experience as successful high school debate teachers and coaches, Debate presents a practical approach to students enabling them to do objective research on their debate topics. This contemporary text is designed to give students opportunities to research, write speeches, and experience public speaking and competitive debate. Using a wealth of examples and including the role of ancient philosophers, students are instructed to use the latest research techniques. By presenting influential historical connections, students learn how the classical debates have shaped the contemporary public forum. Debate includes up-to-date trends and Internet research, now an important step in debate preparation, and identifies all forms of argumentation in all forms of debate.
Ongoing review and assessment help students understand the material. Features include ethical discussions, great debate references, group activity/cooperative learning, and personal views from well-Known people of how debate is used in the workplace.