2022 Fall - Debate for Elementary

Public speaking  is cited as one of America’s greatest fears

Strong public speaking abilities are valued as one of the most important characteristics of any successful student or professional. Developing the ability as a child is one of the best ways to conquer it. 

This public speaking class will focus on understanding different styles of speech and presenting to improve public speaking skills. Students will practice gaining confidence and comfort in speaking in front of others through games, activities, and discussions, as well as presenting information about different topics. 

This class is catered to students who have already taken level 1 of Public Speaking for Elementary Class and would like to review and expand their learning on following topics.  

Week  Description
Lesson 1&2: Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction
  • “Get to Know You” Activities
  • Review of public speaking: debate, impromptu, extemporaneous, sales 
 Lesson 3&4: Debate 
  •  Major Debates 
  •  Cross examination (Questioning) activity 
  •  How to research for debates? 
  •  Practice note-taking in a debate 
 Lesson 5&6: Impromptu 
  • What’s the topic? Activity -Students will be given certain topics at random to discuss to practice “on the spot” thinking
  • Create a Story Activity -Students create a story by each student thinking on the spot to create the next part in the story
 Lesson 7&8:  Persuasive Speaking & Sales 
  • Persuasive Speaking 
  • Tips on how to make speeches convincing 
  • Discussion on what makes a speech convincingļ¼Ÿ
  • Topics to present a sale of a product 
 Lesson 9&10: Informative Speaking 
  • Informative Speaking 
  • Learn how to research to inform and cite sources
  • Alternative energy topics -Students will research different energies to inform the audience which energy is the best
 Lesson 11&12:  Sales 
  •  Extension on presenting to groups 
  •  Utilizing visual aids 
  •  Advertising activities 

Ms. Nierman

My name is Ms. Nierman and I will be teaching this public speaking/speech class. I am a 4th grade teacher at a local school and have been a part of the speech community for 13 years. I debated in high school and college and currently coach high school debate, as well as judge forensics. I am always up for learning and trying new things; food, places, and hobbies. I encourage my students to have that same open-minded mentality by being inquisitive learners.


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September 25, 2022 – December 18, 2022


Every Sunday
10:45 am EST – 12:15 pm EST


No Class on 11/20, 11/27




11 Weeks

Price: $220

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