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• It’s Up for Debate!
Debates are a staple of middle and high school social studies classes. But have you ever thought about using debates at the lower grades — or in math class? Education World offers five debate strategies and extra lessons for students of all ages.

• Debate Central
This site from the National Center for Policy Analysis includes resources for students researching the 2001-02 debate topic on weapons of mass destruction.

• Annual High School Debate Topics Online
This site from the University of Kansas Libraries includes a collection of resources organized for each year’s topic.

• International Debate Education Association
The mission of IDEA is to offer students and teachers the opportunity to examine issues affecting their lives and their communities; to create broad and inclusive debate clubs that encourage participation by all segments of the population, including ethnic minorities; and to establish independent national debate associations to promote, organize and sustain debate activities in each country.

• The Debatabase
The Debatabase is an online, searchable, reference utility for students wishing to research topics for debate. It will contain hundreds of topics, each with basic arguments for and against a controversial proposition, listed in adjacent columns for easy comparison. Requires free registration. (Sponsored by the International Debate Education Association)

• Debate Lab
Includes resources for the 2001-02 high school debate topic.

• Debate Central
Resources on all aspects of debating.

• Forensic Friends Page
Includes information on starting and running a program.


• National Forensic League

• American Forensics Association
Box 256
River Falls WI 54022
Toll-Free: 1-800-228-5424
Phone: (715) 425-3198
FAX: (715) 425-9533