TDL DEBATE CAMP 

 DAY ONE, Monday July 12

*As a reminder, the Zoom Conference Center shows which session you're in and what breakout room you've been assigned to*

in Beginner Schedule:

8-8:15AM

Introduction video in the general room

Proceed to breakout rooms and do introductions (name, school, grade, fun fact)

8:20-8:35 AM

Have students watch first video lecture on the importance of research and evidence. 

8:40-8:45 AM

Session in breakout rooms 

8:50-9:00 AM

Video on finding good sources and evidence bias. 

9:05-9:10 AM

Session in breakout rooms 

9:15-9:30 AM

Video on steps to researching 

9:35-10:00 AM

Session in breakout rooms 

Lecture Q&A Session

Wikipedia Game

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Watch Topic Analysis on North Korea Bill - video

 

10:35 – 10:45 AM 

Answer Questions and have a discussion on the topic in breakout rooms

10:50 – 11:05 AM

Watch Topic Analysis on Minimum Wage Bill - video

11:10 – 11:20 AM 

Answer Questions and have a discussion on the topic in breakout rooms

11:25 – 11:40 AM

Watch Topic Analysis on Carbon Tax  Bill - video

11:45 – 11:55 AM 

Answer questions and have a discussion on the topic in breakout rooms

 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Optional Minors Course
                       

Homework: 

  • Watch intro to congress video (come with questions) 
  • Start researching on the three bills in preparation for Friday

 

 

 

 

Advanced Schedule

Time  Activity Description
8:00 - 8:25 AM Introductions/ice breakers in the general room
8:25 - 8:40 AM Presentation: Topic Analysis and today's drills
8:40 - 9:00 AM Research and analyze advanced legislation in breakout rooms
9:00 - 9:10 AM Break
9:10 - 9:55 AM Individual Research on piece of Legislation in breakout rooms
9:55 - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 - 11:00 AM Contention Presentations  in breakout rooms
11:00 - 11:15 AM Connection of today's bills to tournament prep
11:15 - 12:00 PM Tournament bill research and prep
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Optional Minors Course

HOMEWORK: Have a full rough draft for first tournament bill