Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
- Advanced Placement European
Locke / Hobbes Debate
1. Each team will consist of 5 or 6 members drawn at random.
2. There must be an equal distribution of speaking responsibilities (each speaker gives at least one speech).
3. Cross examination will be conducted as a panel (but in a orderly and organized manner--that means one question at a time).
Both teams must also attempt to refute as best they can, using facts and reason, the case and argument of the opposing team.
1. Each team will be required to support their argument with logic as well as reason.
2. Speakers will be able to and should cite sources, dates, documents, etc. to support their case.
3. All empirical evidence must be verifiable by inclusion and citation of a reference source (author, title, publication, date, and page numbers)
The debate will follow the following format:
First Affirmative/Negative Constructive Speeches (a statement of the basic position of both teams outlining their case). 8 minutes for each speaker. A cross examination period will separate all constructive speeches.
Cross Examination (following both speeches the opposing team will have opportunity to ask questions as a panel regarding their opponents speech). 3 minutes for each C-X period.
Second Affirmative/Negative Speeches (a combination of statements both refuting the opposing teams case and rebuilding your own case). 8 minutes for each speaker. Cross Examination. 3 minutes for each C-X.
First Affirmative/Negative Rebuttals (a similar speech to the second constructive speeches) 4 minutes for each rebuttal.
Second Affirmative/Negative Rebuttals (a summation of the issues in the debate that you believe the judges must decide the debate on). 4 minutes for each rebuttal.
Each team will also receive no more than two minutes prep time between each speech.
1. There will be 5 students who will serve as judges. Chosen at random.
2. Your instructor Ð Mr. Sedivy will act as judge and keep track of time during speeches, cross examination and between speeches.
1. The debate will have a total value of 100 points and judges will determine the score of each team and speaker on the basis of the AP point system of 1 to 9 points.
2. The winning team shall receive a score of 100 points (AP 9)
3. The losing team shall receive a score ranging between 76 (AP 1) and 92 (AP 9)
4. The final scores will be based on an average of the scores awarded by the three judges.
5. The decision of the 5 judges will be final and will be announced the day following the debate.
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