At both the middle and high school levels, students form two person teams to debate both sides of a current topic.  They research in order to develop both negative and affirmative arguments, learn to cross examine their opposition, and listen attentively in order to rebut their opponent’s arguments.  They are scored in several areas, including delivery and analysis. This program is fantastic for public speaking skills, analyzing issues and using evidence to support arguments.

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Civics First Great Debate 2023 High School Champions

(South Windsor Highschool Students)


Civics First Great Debate 2023 High School Finalists

(All South Windsor Highschool Students)