Debate is a powerful way to train your public speaking and argumentation skills. This class will teach the fundamentals of Lincoln-Douglass debate, which can be applied to other forms of debate as well. This class is for 7th and 8th grade students who want to learn how to speak well and present persuasive arguments and rebuttals.
Dates: Saturdays March 11, March 25, April 1, April 15, April 22, May 6, May 13
Location: Room N103, Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
This class is for 7th and 8th grade students. Sign up here.
Frances Zhuang is a junior at Palo Alto High School. She has competed in various forms of debate, including Congressional, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debate throughout high school. In Lincoln-Douglas, Frances is ranked in the top 30 among all debaters across the country. She has qualified to the Tournament of Champions, a competition between the nation’s best debaters, and was declared the champion of the University of Puget Sound tournament. She is a finalist at the Golden Desert Debate Tournament. Frances also has ample teaching experience, including three years instructing students in the art of speech and debate and two years of tutoring.
Note: there will be homework for each class