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Copyright Agreement: No part of our printed publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise. Therefore, all teachers using our curriculum should have a copy of the Teacher's edition (1 per family), and all students should have a copy of the Student Edition (1 per family). Licensing for our Team Policy Sourcebook is one per family OR one per team. Thank you for honoring the hundreds of hours of labor that go into writing and producing these materials each year!

 

 

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Tools for Team Policy Debate Curriculum

Teacher Edition: $59.99
Student Edition: $45.59
Teacher Edition+Sourcebook: $81.59 (combo)
Student Edition+Sourcebook: $67.19 (combo)
 

Student Edition (for novice and advanced Team Policy students): 12-week Novice and Advanced track training, written by veteran coaches Suzanne, Samantha and Adam Nasser, to prepare students to excel in competition. With a focus on critical-thinking, students will examine key areas of US-China policy, including territorial disputes in the South China Sea, currency disputes, weapons testing, cyber-security, Taiwan’s sovereignty, and bilateral investment treaty negotiation, learn expert research techniques, how to construct cases and master briefs based on a central thesis, CX strategies to expose unproven assumptions, structured refutation, impact calculus, NEG strategies, how to "Debate NEG without a brief" (when you have to), presentation/delivery skills, as well as instruction on Kritiks, counterplans, T-presses and more! The Student Edition is packed with research assignments and drills, and a FREE affirmative case and NEG brief, so that beginners can start applying the training in-rounds immediately! Every policy debater should own a Student Edition! 

Teacher Edition (for club leaders and coaches): Includes all the content of the Student Edition PLUS step-by-step instruction and forms for club leaders, teachers and coaches to organize weekly meetings, and quizzes to test students' understanding of the material.

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2016-2017 Team Policy Curriculum
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Tools for Team Policy Debate Sourcebook (.doc)

$29.99

Our Sourcebook, written by top researchers, is a "must have" for all Team Policy debate competitors. It includes 12 of the most relevant reforms to US-China policy and corresponding negative briefs - all based on a central thesis. It is the only sourcebook on the market with impacts included after every card. The impact (MPX) of an argument is the 4th step in the 4 points of refutation, which tells the judge why the argument matters. Including impacts in the sourcebook provides an incalculable advantage for debaters, since this is the step most debaters forget, and it is one of the most important for their judge to hear/understand. Students who are taught to think critically about policy issues (using our Curriculum), and who are armed with the best facts and analysis available (in our Sourcebook), will be well-equipped to advocate successfully for their position in debate rounds this season. 

Sourcebook: 12 affirmative cases and 12 negative briefs. View the Table of Contents here

2016-2017 Team Policy Sourcebook

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Tools for Lincoln Douglas Debate Curriculum

Teacher/Student Edition: $47.99

Teacher & Student (combo) Curriculum (for beginner & advanced LDers, club leaders and coaches): This valuable 12-week resource, written by veteran debate coach Suzanne Nasser and 1st and 3rd place National LD Champions Adam and Samantha Nasser, provides step-by-step instruction to prepare beginner and advanced students for LD competition. Students are taught to develop principles for why each side of the resolution is true and to illustrate those principles using examples (rather than examples as the justification for their position). Then, build championship cases and argumentation around their principles.  
 

The 2016-2017 edition includes:

  • In-depth examination of the concepts of rehabilitation and retribution, philosophies on punishment, and the philosophical clash between utilitarianism (result-based ethics) and deontological ethics (rule-based ethics).

  • Step-by-step instruction on how to construct affirmative and negative cases based on solid principles, structured refutation and impacts, value objections/implications, advanced CX, LD strategies and more! Case de-construction training is also includes, to teach students how to unravel the logic behind invalid sourcebook cases.

  • NCFCA resolution-specific research assignments, drills and quizzes.

  • A FREE affirmative & negative case case to model principle-based cases, and allow beginners to start applying the training in-rounds immediately.

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2016-2017 Lincoln Douglas Curriculum

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Tools for Speech: Advanced Marathoner Curriculum
Teacher Edition: $67.19
Student Edition: $51.59
 

Student Edition (for experienced speech students): Comprehensive speech training, written by nationally acclaimed speech veteran Cesar Ruiz and National Sweepstakes champion Addi Hambrick. Easy-to-use, expert training on all speech events, including Original Interp, Biographical Narrative, and Biblical Presentation, with coaching guides and worksheets and a link to national level speech demos for visual learners! One resource with specific training for all events, designed with the experienced speech competitor in mind.

 

Teacher Edition (for club leaders and coaches): Includes all the content in the Student curriculum as well as detailed coaching guides with each lesson plan, club planning materials, instruction and guides for managing an advanced student branch in your club, and professional, ready made PowerPoint slides for instructors to use every week!

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Advanced Tools for Speech Curriculum

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Tools for Speech Curriculum
Teacher Edition: $57.59
Student Edition: $43.19
 

Student Curriculum (for new speech students): Tools For Speech is a step-by-step resource to prepare new speech students for competition. It is a 12-week resource, written by Natalia Ruiz, packed with expert weekly instruction, illustrations, worksheets, expert coaching tips and practice drills for Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Apologetics, and all of the prepared speech events. In addition to the printed materials, it includes sample speeches from National competitors and weekly training tips to accelerate your success!
 
Teacher Curriculum (for club leaders and coaches): Includes all the content of the Student curriculum plus step-by-step instruction for club leaders, teachers and coaches to organize weekly meetings, and professional power-point presentations for instructors to use for each week of instruction!

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Tools for Speech Curriculum

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Tools for Speech & Debate: Tournament Coordinator's Handbook (FREE)

Recommended for Speech and Debate tournament organizers

 

Local tournaments provide opportunities for students to compete and grow their thinking and speaking skills! This resource provides a guide for local clubs to coordinate and host a tournament. A description of all the tournament roles and responsibilities, as well as sample forms/documents are enclosed.

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Copyright Agreement: No part of our publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of DFW Speech & Debate. Therefore, all teachers using our curriculum should have a copy of the Teacher's edition (1 per family), and all students should have a copy of the Student Edition (1 per family). Licensing for our Team Policy Sourcebook is one per family OR one per team. Thank you for honoring the hundreds of hours of labor that go into writing and producing these materials each year!

 
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What curriculum users are saying...

Our family has used DFW Speech & Debate training materials for more than 6 years, including the Speech, LD and TP editions, and for the last three years, the Team Policy Teacher's Edition as the Team Policy coach. I believe there is no better way to prepare students for the challenges of understanding both the resolution as well as debate theory and practicum.  With its dual track lessons, it is equally demanding for both novice and advanced debaters.  As a coach, it is my number one resource for preparing our club debaters. – Chris Burton, TP Coach, Veritas Communications Club

 

Thank you for the work you have done to provide the Tools For Lincoln Douglas debate curriculum. Our relatively new LD club got off to a somewhat rough start last fall. At Christmas time we lost our coach and almost quit our LD club for the year. I came across your curriculum when I listened to the NCFCA webinar on coaching debate and immediately purchased it along with a couple of other resources. I spent much of Christmas break reading and learning and trying to understand LD. Your curriculum was the best resource I came across! It was a life-saver to me, and I referred to it often. We have ended up with a successful season, and I feel I owe much of what I learned to you. - Maria R.

 

I wanted to express our gratitude to you and your children for putting this together.  Tools for Debate has been a great asset in many ways, setting the pace and agenda for our weekly meetings, providing a thorough background in debate skills, and most importantly, giving practical steps to help students grow in reasoning and thinking skills.  We just had our first round robin yesterday.  Our Regional coordinator and her son (our former coach) each commented on how well the rounds went.  They felt the students are much further along than they've ever been at this stage of the game. We believe the credit for that goes largely to Tools for Debate. – Julie S., LA

 
We are thankful to the Nasser family for writing the Tools For Debate Curriculum. It is the first week by week curriculum that we have found, plus it has the added bonus of being resolution specific! It provides training on the fundamentals for new debaters, while being an excellent resource for our experienced debaters. DFW Speech & Debate also provided online debate coaching for our club through Skype. Through all their efforts, 3 students from our club won 3 of the 5 invitations in LD to the 2013 National Championship and one finished 4th in the nation!  - Lisa D., Kansas City 
  
 
I want to let you know that your curriculum is amazing!  So far we are following it week by week and it literally covers everything.  Thank you for your labor of love.  - Diana H., TX
    
Thank you for creating this curriculum. It's very clear and user friendly. The strategies, homework ring, and templates are great. This is the best curriculum for strengthening advance and teaching novice debaters that I have found. - Phyllis B., CA
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