Fall 2023

Research & Homework

Magnet Learning Academy Homework

We do research and homework to help debaters prepare for upcoming classes and debate events:
Week 1: Students arrive having watched videos, read articles, and having written a t-chart or evidence.
Week 2: Students arrive having written evidence, two arguments, and a rebuttal vs each argument.
Week 3: Students arrive having completed all writing assignments and we do a full debate (PF or Skills).
Week 4: Students arrive having practiced their speeches & crossfires. [Debater of the Month contest].
Week 5: Whenever we have a 5th week during a month, we arrive and do misc. activities & crossfire.

DEBATE HOMEWORK (ALL CLASSES):

Here is the link for the online classes & online events: https://zoom.us/j/7146558135 (pw: magnet).

Elementary Debate Classes (Grades 3-6th):

[Mondays (4:00-5:30), & Thursdays (3:50-5:20)]
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HW Due (October 2nd-6th): Week 3

A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…

 1.) Complete the “Required” research about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Read the sample “T-Chart” about self-driving vehicles [Click Here].
 3a.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos:
Three BurdensT-Charts, & Crossfires.
 3b.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: PersuasionIntroductions, & Arguments.
 3b.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: Speeches,
& Rebuttals.

B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write a T-chart with 5+ facts/ideas for each side. [Sample].
 2.) Write a Speech Outline for both side (pro & con):  [Whiteboard Photo].
 3.) [Optional] Write a Rebuttal Outline vs. each of your arguments.

C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.
 2.) Practice your “speech/rebuttal” skills by speaking from your outlines.

Elementary Debate Classes (Grades 4-6th):

[MON* (7:10-8:40), TUE, WED, & FRI (3:50-5:20)] *online class!

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HW Due (October 2nd-6th): Week 1

A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…

 1.) Complete the “Required” research about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Read the sample “T-Chart” about self-driving vehicles [Click Here].
 3.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: PersuasionIntroductions, & Arguments.
B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write 5+ pieces of Evidence for each side.
 2.) [Optional] Write two Arguments for each side (pro & con).
 3.) [Optional] Write a Rebuttal Outline vs. each of your arguments.

C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.
 2.) Practice your “speech/rebuttal” skills by speaking from your outlines.

Middle & High School Classes (Grades 7-12th):

[MON-FRI (5:30-7:00), TUE (7:10-8:40), WED* & FRI* (7:30-9:00)]
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Online classes!
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HW Due (October 2nd-6th): Week 1
A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…
 1.) Complete the “Required” research about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Read the sample “T-Chart” about self-driving vehicles [Click Here].
 3.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: PersuasionIntroductions, & Arguments.
B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write 5+ pieces of Evidence for each side.
 2.) [Optional] Write two Arguments for each side (pro & con).
 3.) [Optional] Write a Rebuttal Outline vs. each of your arguments.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.
 2.) Practice your “speech/rebuttal” skills by speaking from your outlines.

Online Debate Class in Korea (Grades 3-4th)

[Sundays (6:00-7:00 PM)] 

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HW Due (October 8th):
Week 1

A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…

 1.) Complete the “Required” research about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Read the sample “T-Chart” about self-driving vehicles [Click Here].
 3.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: PersuasionIntroductions, & Arguments.
B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write 5+ pieces of Evidence for each side.
 2.) [Optional] Write two Arguments for each side (pro & con).
 3.) [Optional] Write a Rebuttal Outline vs. each of your arguments.

C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.
 2.) Practice your “speech/rebuttal” skills by speaking from your outlines.
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Online Debate Class in Korea (Grades 5-8th)

[Sundays (7:00-8:30 PM)] 

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HW Due (October 8th): Week 1

A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…

 1.) Complete the “Required” research about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Read the sample “T-Chart” about self-driving vehicles [Click Here].
 3.) Watch these ‘Explainer’ videos: PersuasionIntroductions, & Arguments.
B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write 5+ pieces of Evidence for each side.
 2.) [Optional] Write two Arguments for each side (pro & con).
 3.) [Optional] Write a Rebuttal Outline vs. each of your arguments.

C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.
 2.) Practice your “speech/rebuttal” skills by speaking from your outlines.

Online Speech & Debate in Korea (Grades 7-9th)

[Sundays (8:30-10:00 PM)] 

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HW Due (October 8th): Week 1

A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…

 1.) Do the “Required” research (videos & articles) about Self-Driving Vehicles.
 2.) Complete watching the ‘Explainer’ videos: Persuasion, Evidence, & Arguments.
B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments
 1.) Write a T-chart with 5+ facts/ideas for each side.
    ex. T-chart outline: PDF.
 2.) Write a Speech Outline for both sides (pro & con):
    ex. Whiteboard photo (argument outline): Photo.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
 1.) Practice your “crossfire” skills and speaking from your speech outline.

DEBATE RESEARCH (Shared Folders & Evidence Packets):

Arctic Militarization (Research)

Self-Driving Cars (Research)

Student Loan Debt (Research)

School Choice (Research)

PF DEBATE VIDEOS, OUTLINES, & RESEARCH

First Speaker Role = Present Arguments and do “Rejoinders”. / Second Speaker Role = Refute Arguments and do “Voting Issues”.

Please watch/read [Light Green] #1, #2 & #3 + [Dark Green] focusing on your role (First or Second Speaker). ty!

DEBATE VIDEO LIBRARY (Animated "Explainer" Videos)

First Speakers = Present Arguments and do “Rejoinders”. / Second Speakers = Refute Arguments and do “Voting Issues”.

Also… here is a PDF with some blank forms for Public Forum Debate. You may find them useful when doing your work [Forms]
*Videos* = Still in development and should be available fairly soon.

CONTACT INFORMATION (Coach Bill):

Bill Eddy,
coachbill@magnetacademy.com
714.655.8135 (I prefer text)
When contacting me, please include your name and class information (day/time). Thanks

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