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Materials for Debate Teams

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Key Materials

Materials for Rookie/Novice

Materials for JV/Varsity

  • Open Evidence – This site has a lot of evidence on this year’s topic. You can find camp files and other uploaded files sorted by argument and argument type. Great for starting research or finding new arguments to try!
  • HS Debate Wiki – You can find what arguments other teams are using plus their cites on this website! It’s a great place to look at what the most successful teams are running or just browse around to find something that interests you. If you are in varsity you should upload your argument citations to this page also!



Tournament Name Dates Tournament Times (doesn’t include bus) Notes Location
MDTA Jamboree 9/25 8:30-4:00pm Demo debate for Rookie & Novice during round 1 Wayzata HS
UofM High School Invitational 10/8-9 Fri. 4:00-8:30pm, 

Sat. 8:00am-5:00pm

Rookie, Novice, and JV may attend Friday and/or Saturday, Varsity must attend both days UofM East & West banks
Rosebowl 10/29-30 Fri. 4:30-8:30pm, 

Sat. 9:00am-4:00pm

Rookie, Novice, and JV may attend Friday and/or Saturday, Varsity must attend both days Roseville Area High School
Tamar Kaplan Invitational  11/13-14 Fri. 4:30-8:30pm, 

Sat. 9:30am-4:30pm

Rookie, Novice, and JV may attend Friday and/or Saturday, Varsity must attend both days Highland Park HS
UMBrooks 11/20 10:00am-5:30pm Talent show at lunch UofM West Bank
MNUDL Champs 12/11-12 Fri. 3:30-8:00pm, 

Sat. 9:00am-4:30pm

Debaters should plan to attend both days UDL School (no location approved yet)

Full tournament calendar (including core and non-core tournaments). Note: the MNUDL does CX debate.

Games, Resources, & More

Anatomy of Debate Evidence (why it is formatted the way it is and what you can change)

Speech Responsibilities Exercise

Spar Debates Exercise

Public Speaking Games

They Said, We Say, We Win
This graphic organizer helps students recognize how to create clash with their opponents arguments and think about why the judge should prefer their arguments.

Impact Analysis
This graphic organizer helps students think about the probability, timeframe, and magnitude of their impacts well before the round.

Claim, Warrant, Data
This graphic organizer helps students understand the argument made by each card

Frayer Model
This is a generic graphic organizer for learning new vocabulary.  It is useful for both generic debate concepts and topic specific vocabulary.

Debate Games/Drills
This is a laundry list of a variety different games and drills you can do with students in practice.