April Topic(Houston Tournament)
Resolved: The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.
Resolved: The U.S. government should not require its
citizens to have health insurance.
(554 schools voted for the March resolution.)
Puget Sound Regional tournament
Come up with a plan-text for each of the following topics:
1. THW ban gambling
2. THW allow capital punishment
3. THW ban the sale of guns
4. THW ban television
5. THW censor the internet
We are preparing for the new tournament. Last class we went over choices, this class we begin to practice. Bring in all your speeches to begin practice.
Make edits to your position paper with the revision that I've given you
1. Debate Topic: Golan Heights
2. Print out your research and hand it in on Saturday
Saturday Parliamentary Debate
Due May 25th.
We will be putting together all the skills we have been developing this past month into this class!
There will be two prepared debate topics that everyone should prepare for. Everyone will be prepared for both topics.
During the speeches, points will be given for these 5 abilities.
1-Each fact within an argument
2-Each effective and beneficial transition
3-Each POI given with a good fact included
4-Each good response to a POI
5-Each response (refutation) given. x2 points each.
The two resolutions are....
This house supports nationalizing natural resources in the developing world.
This house regrets the rise of Google
Saturday Public Forum
Morning classes only:
Answer the questions using as many words as it takes to justify your response - no minimum or maximum but explain yourself completely.
In your opinion, is it more important to do whatever necessary to ensure SECURITY in a democratic country or is it more important to give maximum liberties (freedoms)? Why? PICK A SIDE
Why is it bad to for governments to have to rescue their citizens from conflict zones? Or is it not bad - why not?
1) Would you rather be able to do whatever you want and be at risk or be as safe as possible with less freedom? Why? PICK A SIDE
2) Is it bad for a government to have to rescue its citizens from a conflict in another country? Why or why not?