Teacher Resources

THE CURRENT DEBATE TOPICS

Click below for the link to the Current National Debate Topic page of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Membership is free for NYCUDL schools. All teachers and students can vote on the national topics. Our middle school and high school public forum debate divisions follows the national public forum debate topic of the NSDA.  Our high school policy debate division follows the national policy debate topic of the NSDA. The only exception is our middle school parliamentary debate division in which coaches vote for the topics.

GENERAL DEBATE TEACHER RESOURCES

Click below for general teacher resources that can be used to teach and coach any debate event as well as to incorporate debate in any subject area classroom. We thank the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, our sister urban debate leagues and so many others. This content is only accessible to member school teachers, so please make sure you have completed the school registration form and are an active member in the New York City Urban Debate League. Content includes:

• Starting a Debate Team
• Running a Debate Team
• Teaching Argumentation
• Debate Activities
• Coaching Manual
• Learning to Debate
• Professional Development Guide
• Coaching Guide for Beginning Debaters
• Coaching Guide for Speaking Style
• Coaching the Affirmative
• Coaching the Negative
• Types of Evidence Guide (by Coach Maria Williams)
• Writing Arguments Guide (by Coach Maria Williams)
• Rebuilding Arguments Guide (by Coach Maria Williams)
• Debate Across the Curriculum Teacher Manual
• Teaching Argumentation
• The Teachers Guide to Teaching Debate

And More! ….

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TEACHER RESOURCES

Click below for the best of the best topic resources for each month’s public forum debate topic, curriculum, activities, handouts and more! This content is only accessible to member school teachers, so please make sure you have completed the school registration form and are an active member in the New York City Urban Debate League.

POLICY DEBATE TEACHER RESOURCES

Click below for the best of the best Policy Debate Resources. We thank the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, our sister urban debate leagues and so many others . This content is only accessible to member school teachers, so please make sure you have completed the school registration form and are an active member in the New York City Urban Debate League.

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE TEACHER RESOURCES

Click below for the best of the best Parliamentary Debate Resources. This content is only accessible to member school teachers, so please make sure you have completed the school registration form and are an active member in the New York City Urban Debate League.