public forum teaching resources

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

 

NSDA Public Forum Resolutions 


Public Forum Topics 


April 2017 - Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.

March 2017 - Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.

  1. Everyday Debate Introduction, Pro, Con
  2. ​Debate Central PF Page
  3. Half a Loaf: In Israel and Palestine, Two States Are Still Better Than One (Boston Review)
  4. ​Israel–Palestine: One State or Two: Why a Two-State Solution is Desirable, Necessary, and Feasible (Ethnopolitics)
  5. ​​The Death and Life of the Two-State Solution (Foreign Affairs)
  6. ​Israel and Palestine--Two states for two peoples: If not now, when? (Foreign Policy Association)


Public Forum Lesson Plans, Activities, and Lectures


  1. Public Forum Debate Guide (National Speech & Debate Association)
  2. Guide to Public Forum Debate (Minnesota Debate Teachers' Association)
  3. Presidential Debates Lesson Activity (PBS NewsHour)


Public Forum Debate Videos


  1. 2013 National Public Forum Challenge VI (Laird Lewis) Final Round
  2. 2012 Harvard Invitational Final Round
  3. 2011 PFDebate.com National Public Forum Challenge (Laird Lewis) Final Round 
  4. 2010 PFDebate.com National Public Forum Challenge (Laird Lewis) Final Round
  5. 2007 Glenbrooks Public Forum Debate Final Round 


Extemp & Public Speaking Lesson Plans, Activities, and Lectures


  1. Delivery Lecture (Dr. Jason Sykes)
  2. Extemp Lecture Outline (National Debate Coaches' Association: Kandi King, Churchill)
  3. Extemp Manual (National Debate Coaches' Association: Chris McDonald, Eagan)
  4. Extemp Sources (National Debate Coaches' Association: Kandi King, Churchill)


Judging Public Forum Debate


  1. Judging PF Debate (National Forensic League)
  2. PF Debate Ballot (National Forensic League)