The Manhattan Summer Debate Institute (MDI) is a 1-2 week summer speech and debate institute at Hunter College that serves 3rd-12th grade students. Classes for beginners to advanced debaters!
The Manhattan Summer Debate Institute (MDI) is a 1-2 week summer speech and debate institute at Hunter College. Programs include lectures by master debate coaches, small group working debate "labs" to practice public speaking and debate skills, daily practice debates, and culminating debate tournament that ends with an awards ceremony at the end of the institute. The Debate Camp is staffed by New York’s top debate coaches, teachers, alumni and debaters. Tracks are available for beginners as well as advanced debaters. Skills include public speaking, cross examination, critical thinking, research, argumentative writing, public forum debate, and policy debate. Subjects include the current national debate topics, philosophy, political science, critical theory, economics, history, geography, international politics and more. Students will gain a competitive edge for the upcoming debate season and most important - have fun!
Sample Weekly Schedule:
Day #1: Orientation, Diagnostics, Debate Games.
Day #2: Debate Skills #1 - Public Speaking.
Day #3: Debate Skills #2 - Argumentation and Rhetoric.
Day #4: Debate Skills #3 - Note Taking.
Day #5: Debate Skills #4 - Refutation and Fallacies.
Day #6: Debate Skills #5 - The Art of Cross Examination.
Day #7: Debate Skills #6 - Research.
Day #8: Debate Skills #7 - Writing Your Affirmative Case; Negative Cases.
Day #9: Debate Skills #8 - Introduction to Critical Theory; Philosophy.
Day #10: Debate Skills #9 - Rebuttals, Judging, Judge Adaptation.
Day #11: Summer Debate Tournament.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00am-9:30am - Breakfast.
9:30am-10:00am - Lecture Activity.
10:00am-10:30am - Debate Skills & Activity Lecture #2 (large group).
10:30am-12:30pm - Debate Labs and Practice Debates (small groups).
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch.
1:00pm-3:00pm - Practice Rounds 3:00pm - Departure.
NYC Summer Camp Manager Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
End Date: July 28, 2017.
End Time: 3:00 pm.
Category: Classes / Courses.
Kids / Family.
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Summer Debate Camp 2017 Registration: USD 500.00.