Speech and Debate I
This one-year course provides an opportunity to study speech techniques and to apply these techniques to formal debate and individual speaking situations. Students are encouraged to apply debate principles and speech techniques at the tournament level. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. Students who do not wish to compete at the tournament level will fulfill all of the requirements for this course during class.