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Debate Gate--A Place for Debate, Science, and Math

Mr. Gary Sakuma is one of the Thailand National Debate Team Selectors. He was the Adjudicator for Thailand in 2010 at Dundee, Scotland and selected for 2017 Bali (but deferred due to work commitments). He teaches science and math as well continues to be active in the debate community worldwide.

Mr. Gary Sakuma is one of the Thailand National Debate Team Selectors. He was the Adjudicator for Thailand in 2010 at Dundee, Scotland and selected for 2017 Bali (but deferred due to work commitments). He teaches science and math as well continues to be active in the debate community worldwide.
Worksheet  Argument Structure and Constructing Rebuttals
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Worksheet Argument Structure and Constructing Rebuttals

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This worksheet outlines the different types of arguments; political, social, economic, morality, and cultural putting in a framework with levels; individual, city, state, country, and international. It shows a checklist system that will easily get students into the habits of constructing proper arguments. There is also a worksheet with an answer key.
Template/Mail Merge Certificates of Achievement
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Template/Mail Merge Certificates of Achievement

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This is our certificate for completion at the end of events. Open this word document directions first, then open the excel, and finally, the word document; academic day certificates. The excel sheet is y our data source. The certificates are the printable certificates--I would suggest A4 paper of a higher grade.
Debate Resource:  Infrastructure vs Education
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Debate Resource: Infrastructure vs Education

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This House would prioritize infrastructure over education is a classic model based debate centering around whether it’s more important to build roads, homes, and facilities creating immediate jobs or focus on improving education for the masses. This powerpoint outlines the key issues such as the cycle of poverty, unemployment, and foreign investment while also highlighting strategies to attack and defend this topic. This forms the debate shell to give to your students and then, have them go and debate it. The learning objectives are: The students will differentiate between the various issues involved in a debate between infrastructure and education. The students will explain a plan of action to solve the problems of infrastructure and education. This resource is best used as a debate preparation for teams to debate this topic.
Lab Practical Set Up, Worksheet, and Powerpoint
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Lab Practical Set Up, Worksheet, and Powerpoint

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The worksheet is designed to be half a sheet at each station. You will also need some brown envelopes to place the half sheet into after they are done. We did five minute rotations. Each station has it’s own set up, please refer to the station set up document.
Worksheet:  Oral Adjudication Template and Guide
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Worksheet: Oral Adjudication Template and Guide

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This is how to do an Oral Adjudication for a debate. It highlights to students the elements to look for in any debate presentation and outlines a method to provide feedback. The students using this will understand how to make a judgement on a debate.