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DebateAble: Debate for Middle School

Specifically designed for middle school students, this course teaches debate through discussion of issues that matter to you. You’ll be challenged to actively listen and argue both sides of any topic to cultivate a richer understanding of different perspectives. Hone your skills in critical thinking, high-level reasoning and evaluating evidence. The course includes a variety of activities to engage young debaters in a positive, upbeat environment. We’ll wrap up with a debate match on the last day of class. 

UW Youth & Teen Programs is excited to partner with DebateAble, which brings its unique youth-focused curriculum to districts from Seattle to Dallas and young people across the country.

Who Should Register 

This camp is for incoming sixth to eighth graders.

Instructor

DebateAble is a Seattle-based organization that has developed a unique debate program for elementary and middle school students. DebateAble is bringing its curriculum to school districts throughout the country and helping students develop critical thinking abilities, tolerance for differing viewpoints, confidence in public speaking and teamwork skills. 

More Information

This remote course is taught via Canvas and/or Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam. 

See the Policies page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and more. 

Details

Jun 27–Jul 8, 2022

A
No class Jul 4
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$630
Refund Deadline
May 18, 2022
Status
Closed

Jul 11–Jul 22, 2022

B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$700
Refund Deadline
Jun 1, 2022
Status
Closed