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High School Debate Cases

Posted on September 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate. Comments Off on High School Debate Cases

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Tips for rising seniors from college debate directors | HS Impact

Posted on August 19th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, General, High School Debate, Team Information. Comments Off on Tips for rising seniors from college debate directors | HS Impact

A lot of good advice here, but this first tip strikes me as right on!

You don’t need to be a top level debater in high school to be successful in college debate. If you have any interest in trying college debate, try it. Many very successful college debaters had very limited high school careers.

via 10 tips for rising seniors from college debate directors | HS Impact.


Latin America Affs – Visualized

Posted on August 14th, by Sarah Spring in General, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Latin America Affs – Visualized

H/T – the new #HSdebate blog HSimpact

Data seems to be from the Michigan Debate Workshops – the authors seem to be “marc” and “danny” – check it out here. 

 

 

 


Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

Posted on August 12th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

This post is brought to you in collaboration with the good peeps over at DebateCentral! 

Also posted at Medium.com

PreSeason Anxiety? 

Preseason Anxiety can strike at any time. This sufferer has not yet recovered.

August is a tough time for debaters, in both high school and college. Debate camp is over. “Real” school is about to start again. But what causes us to lose the most sleep, more than even what to wear on the first day of class, is the total uncertainty of predicting what this season’s debate topic will bring.



HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Very cool video & write up from the HISD about last week’s HUDL institute featuring a cameo from UH Senior policy debater Eric Lanning

“I’m passionate about debate, and I’m just really happy about the knowledge and skills I got from some of the best mentors in the country,” said Rachelle Spann, 12th grade camp participant. “HUDL is a phenomenal program. I would recommend it to anyone.”

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via HISD, Houston Urban Debate League Host Summer Debate Camp | News Blog.



Coming Attractions

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate. Comments Off on Coming Attractions

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Policy Debate @ the HUDL!

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on Policy Debate @ the HUDL!



Latin America Topic News

Posted on August 6th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Latin America Topic News

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View from the HUDL Institute

Posted on August 1st, by Sarah Spring in High School Debate. Comments Off on View from the HUDL Institute

HUDL Summer Institute

Posted on July 26th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate. Comments Off on HUDL Summer Institute

We’re getting excited and ready for the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL) Summer workshop coming up next week (7/29-8/2)!

Check out some of the resources we’ve put together for the institute:

 

 

Learning Tools –

Memrise Course – Available Here

Evidence –
Mexico Ports of Entry Aff – Improves infrastructure at US-Mexico border ports, advantage: Economy
Mexico Ports of Entry Neg – Answers aff, includes maquiladora turn
China Disadvantage – China is increasing their economic influence with Mexico, US engagement crowds them out, Destroys the Chinese Economy, War

Advanced Evidence-
Relations Advantage Aff/Neg – An additional advantage for the ports aff

States Counterplan – The 50 states (or perhaps the border states) improve border infrastructure, which actually has some evidentiary support.

Topicality – Economic Engagement isn’t Commerical Engagement, the plan is just facilitating Commerce
Trade Promotion Authority Politics Disad – Politics disadvantage at its best. Obama needs political capital to get trade promotion authority (“fast-track”) that’s key to the WTO. … Read More »






UH Policy Debate Blog

Honors Policy Debate team argue merits of fracking – The Daily Cougar
Jenny Reiss Fracking is neither sustainable nor will it bridge the way towards renewable energy

Any environmental risk is reason enough to calm enthusiasm for...

And we’re off!

The team has departed, with Nader, for GSU. #GoCoogs

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