Carden Arbor View School is a member of the Inland Valley Debate League which consists of 11 schools from the Inland Empire/Riverside County/western San Bernardino county regions of Southern California participate. Students learn and practice essential public speaking skills through parliamentary debate.
The parliamentary form of debate consists of a discussion in which participants articulate, justify, and clarify their positions on an issue. In this informal debate plan, rebuttals attempt to refute statements made by the opposing side. Topics range from Should trick or treating be banned? to The United States war on poverty is a failure. Who’s the proposition and who’s opposition? Every debate has two sides, the affirmative side and the negative side. The affirmative side, “pro”, supports a proposition. The opposing or negative side, “opp”, opposes the proposition.
Students develop critical research skills for fact gathering that supports the student’s point of view. Students utilize a structured framework to guide their research. Finally, students learn the value of constructive criticism as well as the necessity of teamwork at debate tournaments throughout the school year.
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