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Forensics Speech and Debate

Length/Credit: 1 quarter (6th)  1 semester (7th-8th)
Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
This course is designed for students who love to speak, argue, and perform. Forensics provides opportunities to develop and hone those skills. This class is also for students who find it difficult to stand in front of people and talk. This class will help students overcome their fears and be successful. Forensics includes a variety of types of speeches and performances, both individually and with a partner, encompassing everything from debates to monologues. 7th and 8th grade classes will also include units on video, including broadcast journalism and advertising.