Offering two forms of debate...

 

Apollos is pleased to offer coaching and instruction in two forms of debate. Team Policy and Lincoln Douglas Values Debate will be coached using the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA) resolutions.  Apollos students attend debate camp in the summer prior to the start of the school year. 

Team Policy

Team Policy Debate is a two-on-two, 90 minute debate. The affirmative team advocates for a resolution calling for policy change, and the negative team argues against it. 

 

2019-2020 Resolution - Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its energy policy.

Helpful Resources

Lincoln-Douglas

Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate is a one-on-one, 45 minute debate. The affirmative team attempts to persuade the judge that one thing should be valued over another using logic, ethics, and philosophy. 

 

2019-2020 Resolution - Resolved: Preventive war is ethical.

Team Policy Sourcebooks

A Sourcebook contains a compilation of sample debate cases under the resolution. Several sourcebooks are available for purchase and download during the year:

The Source -- Available through the NCFCA website

DFW Tools for Team Policy Sourcebook

The Cog 

Monument Publishing

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