Spring 2024

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, arguments, and rebuttals 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. [Full debate].
Week 5: Whenever we have a 5th week during a month, we arrive and do misc. activities & crossfires.
ZOOM: Here is the link for the online classes & online events: https://zoom.us/j/7146558135 (pw: magnet).

DEBATE RESEARCH & RESOURCES (2023-24)

US-EU Trade Agreement

Owning Exotic Pets

DEBATE HOMEWORK (ALL CLASSES):

In-Person Debate Classes (Grades 5-10):

FRI (3:50-5:20)], & FRI (5:30-7:00)].

HW Due (June 10-14, 2024): Week 1
A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…
1. Do the required research for [Exotic Pets].

B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments…
1. Create a T-chart with 3-5 facts w/sources for each side (Pets).
2. Write one or two arguments for each side.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
1. Practice speaking from your t-chart/facts to prepare for some crossfires.
2. Debate: Please be ready to debate about the US-EU Trade Agreement.*
*Some classes will still be doing the debate about Free Trade (last week)!

Online Debate Class in Korea (Grades 4-6)

[Sundays (6:00-7:00 PM)].

HW Due (June 9, 2024): Week 3
A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…
1. Do the required research for [Exotic Pets].

B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments…
1. Create a T-chart with 3-5 facts w/sources for each side (Pets).
2. Write one or two arguments for each side.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
1. Practice speaking from your t-chart/facts to prepare for some crossfires.
2. Debate: Please be ready to debate about the US-EU Trade Agreement.*
*Some classes will still be doing the debate about Free Trade (last week)!

Online Debate Classes (Grades 5-10):

[MON (7:10-8:10)], [WED (7:30-9:00)] & [FRI (7:30-9:00)].

HW Due (June 10-14, 2024): Week 1
A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…
1. Do the required research for [Exotic Pets].

B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments…
1. Create a T-chart with 3-5 facts w/sources for each side (Pets).
2. Write one or two arguments for each side.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
1. Practice speaking from your t-chart/facts to prepare for some crossfires.
2. Debate: Please be ready to debate about the US-EU Trade Agreement.*
*Some classes will still be doing the debate about Free Trade (last week)!
IMPORTANT: For the new students from the FRI 7:30 pm class, please watch the following videos… [Will be posted asap!].

Online Debate Class in Korea (Grades 7-9)

[Sundays (7:00-8:30 PM)].

HW Due (June 9, 2024): Week 3
A. ResearchPlease do the following research assignments…
1. Do the required research for [Exotic Pets].

B. WritingPlease do the following writing assignments…
1. Create a T-chart with 3-5 facts w/sources for each side (Pets).
2. Write one or two arguments for each side.
C. SpeakingPlease do the following speaking assignments…
1. Practice speaking from your t-chart/facts to prepare for some crossfires.
2. Debate: Please be ready to debate about the US-EU Trade Agreement.*
*Some classes will still be doing the debate about Free Trade (last week)!

PF DEBATE (VIDEOS, PDFs, & OUTLINES)

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

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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