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Please register your school/teams on the Registration Doc inside the Debate Folder by FRIDAY for the first annual high school winter debate tournament hosted in conjunction with Capital University. We are trying to get an idea of the number of schools participating, so even if you do not know which students will be participating, please add your school's name and contact info to the document. You will be able to continually update this document as you form your teams and get more specific information. AS OF RIGHT NOW, ONLY TWO SCHOOLS HAVE REGISTERED. You can find all the resources and guidelines you need inside the Debate Folder.

In conjunction with Capital University, CCS Secondary ELA and Social Studies Curriculum is sponsoring a winter debate tournament for Grades 9-12.

Debate Resolution: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly increase the federal minimum wage.

Debate Type: Policy This is a two-on-two debate that focuses on a policy question that hones a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills. Policy debate involves the proposal of a plan by the affirmative team to enact a policy, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that proposal and stay with the status quo. Throughout the debate, students give constructive and rebuttal speeches and have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. Each constructive speech is 8 minutes. Each Cross Examination is 3 minutes. Each Rebuttal is 5 minutes. Each team has 5 minutes of prep time that can be used during the debate. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.

Debate Teams: Debate teams are made of two students. Those students prepare to debate both the affirmative and negative sides of the debate resolution. On the day of the debate, each two-person team will be told which side (affirmative or negative) they will be debating during each of the three rounds. Each school can bring up to five teams (10 students).

Date of Debate Tournament: Friday, December 8th from 8:30am-1pm Team Check-ins from 8-8:30am; Tournament from 8:30am-12:30pm (three rounds: 8:30-9:44, 9:50-11:04am, and 11:10am-12:24pm); Award Ceremony from 12:45-1pm.

Location of Debate Tournament: Capital University, Ruff Learning Center, 631 Pleasant Ridge, Bexley, OH 43209

Transportation: Cars (maybe buses). Teams should plan to come in cars, but we are putting in a request for buses. Because the tournament time is outside of the normal CCS field trip bus window, we may not get them. We will let you know as we get closer to the event if the busing request has been approved.

Lunch: Schools are responsible for making lunch arrangements either by ordering packed lunches from your school or by having students bring a packed lunch from home.

Permission Slips: A sample permission slip is located inside the Debate Folder.

Registration: Please register your school/teams by filling in all columns of the Registration Doc inside the Debate Folder by November 3rd. You will be able to continually update this document as you form your teams and get more specific information.

Debate Resources: Policy Debate and Resolution Resources can be found in the Debate Folder.

High School Debate Folder: https://tinyurl.com/debatehs2017.

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