Topic Knowledge


Topic paper

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has developed this website for debaters interested in increasing their knowledge of the topic. It includes a vast array of exclusive resources ranging from papers, platforms, studies, surveys, FAQs, economic analysis, etc.

Demo debate on the infrastructure topic, courtesy of UNT's summer workshop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i06tGQmXz7o&feature=BFa&list=PL5EB88BFF52775CE1
(Note: this link will take you to the first speech - to view the following speeches, simply click the next speech in the channel)

Lectures on the infrastructure topic and various debate arguments, also courtesy of UNT's summer workshop:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5EB88BFF52775CE1&feature=plcp


Core Files

High School Core Files
Middle School Core Files


Disclosure

Caselist


Results


Tournament Results
Ballots
Student Point Totals
School Sweepstakes Totals


Programs

Summer camp - applications closed - feel free to email us with questions!
Tournaments - details for 2013-4 TBA
Debate Centers - details for 2013-4 TBA
Ask an expert - Have a question? Ask it here!
Student Leadership Program - applications are closed until next year


Videos

Demo debate on the infrastructure topic, courtesy of UNT's summer workshop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i06tGQmXz7o&feature=BFa&list=PL5EB88BFF52775CE1

(Note: this link will take you to the first speech - to view the following speeches, simply click the next speech in the channel)

Lectures on the infrastructure topic and various debate arguments, also courtesy of UNT's summer workshop:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5EB88BFF52775CE1&feature=plcp



Curriculum

Comprehensive Novice Curriculum




Week 1 - High School Version


DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.pdf
DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.pdf

DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.pdf



DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.docx
DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.docx

DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.docx



DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc
DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc

DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc



Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt
Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt

Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt





GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx
GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx

GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx





Week 1 - Middle School Version




DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.docx
DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.docx

DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.docx



DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc
DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc

DUDANoviceCurriculumWeek1.doc



DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.pdf
DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.pdf

DUDAMiddleSchoolCurriculumWeek1.pdf





Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt
Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt

Week 1 - Claim Data Warrant Powerpoint.ppt



GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx
GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx

GradingSpreadseetDUDANoviceweek1.xlsx





Week 2


DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.docx
DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.docx

DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.docx



DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.pdf
DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.pdf

DudaNoviceCurriculumWeek2.pdf







Tips for Coaching a Varsity Team

Tournament Preparation


Tournament1ChecklistDUDA.doc
Tournament1ChecklistDUDA.doc

Tournament1ChecklistDUDA.doc



DUDADebateTaboo.doc
DUDADebateTaboo.doc

DUDADebateTaboo.doc







Basics of Argumentation




Rhetl Argt.IntrotoClaimDataWarrant.ppt
Rhetl Argt.IntrotoClaimDataWarrant.ppt

Rhetl Argt.IntrotoClaimDataWarrant.ppt





Introduction to Debate




Tues - Day 1RESOLUTIONS AND SIDES.doc
Tues - Day 1RESOLUTIONS AND SIDES.doc

Tues - Day 1RESOLUTIONS AND SIDES.doc



Wed Day2 - IntroducingtheAff.doc
Wed Day2 - IntroducingtheAff.doc

Wed Day2 - IntroducingtheAff.doc



Introduction to CX Debate.pptx
Introduction to CX Debate.pptx

Introduction to CX Debate.pptx



debateformathandout.pdf
debateformathandout.pdf

debateformathandout.pdf





Policy Debate 101 Videos provided by the National Forensic's League





Cross-examination




DallasUDACrossexlessonPlans.doc
DallasUDACrossexlessonPlans.doc

DallasUDACrossexlessonPlans.doc



CheshierMay99CX.pdf
CheshierMay99CX.pdf

CheshierMay99CX.pdf







Flowing






DUDASPSMSFlows.doc
DUDASPSMSFlows.doc

DUDASPSMSFlows.doc



DUDATopicalityMSFlows.doc
DUDATopicalityMSFlows.doc

DUDATopicalityMSFlows.doc



DUDASpendingMSFlows.doc
DUDASpendingMSFlows.doc

DUDASpendingMSFlows.doc



DUDASpaceMilDAMSFlows.doc
DUDASpaceMilDAMSFlows.doc

DUDASpaceMilDAMSFlows.doc



DUDAblankMSFlows.doc
DUDAblankMSFlows.doc

DUDAblankMSFlows.doc







DUDASPSNoviceHSFlows.doc
DUDASPSNoviceHSFlows.doc

DUDASPSNoviceHSFlows.doc



DUDATopicalityHSFlows.doc
DUDATopicalityHSFlows.doc

DUDATopicalityHSFlows.doc



DUDASpendingNoviceHSFlows.doc
DUDASpendingNoviceHSFlows.doc

DUDASpendingNoviceHSFlows.doc



DUDASpaceMilDANoviceHSFlows.doc
DUDASpaceMilDANoviceHSFlows.doc

DUDASpaceMilDANoviceHSFlows.doc





DUDABlankHSFlows.doc
DUDABlankHSFlows.doc

DUDABlankHSFlows.doc







FlowingTrainingWheels-negaff.doc
FlowingTrainingWheels-negaff.doc

FlowingTrainingWheels-negaff.doc



FlowingTrainingWheels-affneg.doc
FlowingTrainingWheels-affneg.doc

FlowingTrainingWheels-affneg.doc



FlowingTrainingWheels-2speeches.doc
FlowingTrainingWheels-2speeches.doc

FlowingTrainingWheels-2speeches.doc







Topicality






RubaieTopicality - 1-25.pptx
RubaieTopicality - 1-25.pptx

RubaieTopicality - 1-25.pptx



Cheshier - Topicality.pdf
Cheshier - Topicality.pdf

Cheshier - Topicality.pdf



Dudczak - Topicality.pdf
Dudczak - Topicality.pdf

Dudczak - Topicality.pdf



Hingstman - Topicality.pdf
Hingstman - Topicality.pdf

Hingstman - Topicality.pdf



Hingstman - Effects Topicality.pdf
Hingstman - Effects Topicality.pdf

Hingstman - Effects Topicality.pdf



Hinck & Rist - Topicality.pdf
Hinck & Rist - Topicality.pdf

Hinck & Rist - Topicality.pdf



BroveroASpec.pdf
BroveroASpec.pdf

BroveroASpec.pdf

(this complements the aspec file produced for the JV and Varsity divisions)





Disadvantages




Thurs Day 3 - Introducing DAs.doc
Thurs Day 3 - Introducing DAs.doc

Thurs Day 3 - Introducing DAs.doc



RostrumDA.Bauschard.pdf
RostrumDA.Bauschard.pdf

RostrumDA.Bauschard.pdf



DAReadingComprehensionCheck.docx
DAReadingComprehensionCheck.docx

DAReadingComprehensionCheck.docx







Kritiks




DallasUDAIntrotoKritiks.pptx
DallasUDAIntrotoKritiks.pptx

DallasUDAIntrotoKritiks.pptx



DUDAKritiks.11.29.11.pptx
DUDAKritiks.11.29.11.pptx

DUDAKritiks.11.29.11.pptx







Research




TaggingFLExercise.doc
TaggingFLExercise.doc

TaggingFLExercise.doc



TaggingFLExerciseANS.doc
TaggingFLExerciseANS.doc

TaggingFLExerciseANS.doc



Bauschard, Stefan. (2002). Debate Research on the World Wide Web. Rostrum. Retrieved December 30, 2005.

Cheshire, David. (2002). Improving Your Research Skills. Rostrum. Retrieved December 30, 2005.

Ludlum, Marty. (1999). Using Legal Materials in Debate. Rostrum. Retrieved December 31, 2005.

Massey, Jackie. (2001). Using Internet Research in Competitive Debate. Rostrum. Retrieved December 30, 2005.











MIsc






DallasUDAImpactAroundtheWorldLessonPlans.doc
DallasUDAImpactAroundtheWorldLessonPlans.doc

DallasUDAImpactAroundtheWorldLessonPlans.doc





A great article about fiat



D219DebateCurriculumGuideGjerpenOddo.doc
D219DebateCurriculumGuideGjerpenOddo.doc

D219DebateCurriculumGuideGjerpenOddo.doc