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From Mrs. Ruf of Hansen, Idaho on 4/10/2013.
From John Mandujano of Waukesha, Wisconsin on 2/19/2013.
6/14/2013 -- Can we use this curriculum for Junior High students age 12-14?
Response From HSLDA Store: It will likely depend on the student’s mental and academic maturity and if they have the necessary pre-requisites for the course. If the student is participating in debate or planning to, it could be helpful even if not all the principles are grasped. They can always be revisited at a later time.
4/24/2013 -- Would this curriculum satisfy a "debate" credit for high school?
Response From HSLDA Store: This DVD series is a 4.5 hour lecture series designed to accompany the textbook listed here:http://store.hslda.org/an-introduction-to-policy-debate-p105c4.aspx?Thread=True Using the DVD series as well as working through the textbook can be considered a course. Most likely though, the student should also be able to apply what they learn through actual debate opportunities
12/30/2012 -- How long is each segment? I am hoping to use these in a Gen J club whose meetings are not very long each time.
Response From HSLDA Store: The lectures vary in length: Lecture 1: 8 minLecture 2: 11 minLecture 3: 15 minLecture 4a: 8 min(watch Debate Round 1 here: 66 min)Lecture 4b: 30 minLecture 5: 16 minLecture 6: 11 min(review Debate Round 1)Lecture 7: 24 minLecture 8: 17 minLecture 9: 9 minDebate Round 2: 59 min
9/26/2012 -- What resolutions are used in the sample debates? Thank you.
Response From HSLDA Store: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its criminal justice system.
9/7/2012 -- Does this curriculum need to be used in a class room setting or can it be use by one child?
Response From HSLDA Store: This curriculum can be used by a single student.
8/27/2012 -- How is the 2012 DVD set different from the old 1997 Introduction To Argumentation and Debate DVD?
Response From HSLDA Store: Featuring four and a half hours of completely fresh footage (filmed in 2012), this exciting new 3-DVD set is designed to be used as a chapter-by-chapter companion to Christy Shipe's textbook, An Introduction to Policy Debate, 5th edition. On Discs 1 & 2, Christy provides helpful practical application of the principles in the textbook along with insightful analysis of the techniques demonstrated in the two sample debate rounds included on Disc 3. Subtitled in English.-- 2012 total run time: 4.5 hours (1997 total run time: 2 hours)-- 2012 is subtitled in English. (1997 set had no subtitles.)-- 2012 features two sample debate rounds. (1997 set had one sample debate round.)2012 Disc 1--Lectures and Analysis of Sample Debate 1 Lecture 1: Why Learn Debate? Lecture 2: Logic Lecture 3: Evidence Lecture 4a: Stock Issues Lecture 4b: Stock Issues (continued)(1997 Disc 1 was a 45-minute lecture by Deborah Haffey.)2012 Disc 2--Lectures and Analysis of Sample Debate 1 (continued) Lecture 5: Affirmative Case Construction Lecture 6: Negative Arguments Lecture 7: Speaker Responsibilities Lecture 8: Speech and Delivery Lecture 9: The Debate Round(1997 Disc 2 contained one sample debate & commentary.) 2012 Disc 3--Sample debates & commentary Sample Debate 1 Sample Debate 2 (with introduction and conclusion by Christy Shipe)(1997 set had only 2 discs.)
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