Tools for Lincoln Douglas Debate
Teacher-Student combo (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:
- An 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.
- NCFCA resolution-specific research assignments, drills and quizzes.
- FREE championship affirmative & negative case to model principle-based argumentation, and allow beginners to start applying the training in-rounds immediately.
About the Authors
Welcome and Season Overview
WEEK 2 – How to Think
WEEK 3 – Values, Criteria and Writing an AC
WEEK 4 – The Negative Case and Applications
WEEK 5 – Logical Fallacies, Flowing and Debate
WEEK 6: 4-Point Refutation and Organization
WEEK 7 – Cross-Examination Strategies
WEEK 8 – Burdens and Voting Issues
WEEK 9 – Presentation and Delivery
WEEK 10 – Tournament Expectations
WEEK 11 – Tournament De-briefing
WEEK 12 –Time Management and Judge Analysis
SPRING TERM – Competition Season