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Public Speaking: Debates & Presentations
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In this follow-up class to our beginner’s public speaking class, students use their acquired speaking skills to engage in two-on-two debates on kid-friendly subjects. Students are given a point of view to defend on questions such as “Should teachers give homework” and “Are All-Boys or All-Girls schools a good idea?” Students make arguments and rebut the presentations of their opponents. A panel of students vote on which team made the best case. Students also write news stories, entertainment reviews and editorials to compile a TV News broadcast that we record and share with families. We also critique the speaking style of historic presidential candidates and TED talk presenters and play public speaking games to help perfect our own styles.
Presented by Right Brain Curriculum. A Boston-based education company offering engaging, project-based grade 2-8 learning programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow children to experience real life in a fun, engaging learning atmosphere.
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Location: Center School, 11 Ash St - Classroom 6
Dates: Wednesdays, March 6-27
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