Tools For Speech & Debate Curriculum
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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: $55.99
Student Edition: $43.59
Teacher Edition+Sourcebook: $80.59
Student Edition+Sourcebook: $67.19  
 

Student Edition (for novice and advanced Team Policy students): This proven NCFCA resolution-specific 12-week Novice and Advanced track training, is used by coaches and students nationwide to prepare students to excel in competition! Written by veteran coaches Suzanne, Samantha and Adam Nasser, this valuable resource includes the background/history of US higher education policies, potential reforms, case construction, cross-examination strategies to expose unproven assumptions, structured refutation, impact calculus, NEG strategies, how to "Debate NEG without a brief" (when you have to), and much more! The Student Edition is packed with research assignments, drills, and a FREE affirmative case and NEG brief, so that debaters can start applying the training in-rounds immediately! All policy debaters 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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2017-2018 Team Policy Curriculum
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Tools for Team Policy Debate Sourcebook (.doc)

2017-2018 Higher Education Edition: $29.99

The 2017-2018 Tools For Team Policy Sourcebook is an essential tool for every policy debater's toolbox! Written by top researchers, it includes 10 of the most relevant higher education reforms, 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: 10 affirmative cases and 10 negative briefs. View the Table of Contents here

2017-2018 Team Policy Sourcebook

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Tools for Lincoln Douglas Debate Curriculum

Teacher/Student Edition: $53.59

Teacher & Student (combo) Curriculum (for beginner & advanced LDers, club leaders and coaches): Is nationalism distinct from patriotism? If so, how? What's the difference between globalism and globalization? In what way are nationalism and globalism both responses to the phenomena of globalization? Does nationalism prevent conflicts by partitioning potentially hostile people into different nations? Or does it encourage conflict by fostering an “us v. them” mentality? All of these great ideas and more are covered in this fantastic resource written by national champion Adam Nasser, and veteran coaches Suzanne and Samantha Nasser, to prepare beginner, intermediate and advanced Lincoln Douglas debaters to excel in competition this season! All LD competitors and coaches should own one of these!
 

The 2017-2018 edition includes:

  • In-depth examination of the concepts and philosophies relevant to nationalism and globalism.

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

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

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

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2017-2018 Lincoln Douglas Curriculum

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Tools for Speech Marathon Club Curriculum
Teacher Edition: $51.59
Student Edition: $43.19
 

Student Edition (for all 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 After Dinner Speaking and the in-depth Persuasive and Informative training necessary for Original Oratory. It also includes coaching guides and worksheets and a link to national level speech demos for visual learners! One resource with specific training for all events.

 

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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Tools for Speech Marathon Curriculum

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Tools for Speech Classroom Curriculum (coming soon!)
   

Student Edition (for all speech students): This curriculum written by nationally acclaimed speaker Noah Lombardozzi, provides invaluable instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students to develop public speaking mastery. Packed with expert training in an easy-to-use classroom format, the instruction is augmented by questions designed to encourage Socratic discussion, one of the oldest and most effective forms of teaching. When combined with competition, this training will help students cultivate polished communication skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives!

 

Teacher Edition (for club leaders and coaches): Includes all the content in the Student curriculum PLUS step-by-step instruction, planning guides, quizzes to test students' understanding of the material, and professional PowerPoint slides for classroom instructors to teach each skill.

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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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