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Articles tagged Debate

History, Government, and Economics, Oh My!

“As with government and economics, history helps students understand what it means to be human, and it informs their identity as a member of a particular history. Furthermore, it demands that they ask certain questions and make certain judgements” (Leigh Bortins, The...
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Let’s Build Something Together – A Blueprint to Restore the Art of Debate

Particularly in the midst of a heated U.S. presidential election season, it’s difficult to make the case that debate, as we know it today, is a constructive endeavor. I say that despite—or perhaps because—I debated competitively in high school. My debating experience...
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Patrick Henry Debates

by Sarah
Thursday, 18 February, 2016
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, the debate raged over whether to fight and leave Great Britain, or to keep trying to work things out. (Sounds like a great issue for an ANI chart!) Patrick Henry stood up in St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia and...
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The First Debate

"Did God really say?"  And so began the first debate.  Satan, the original sophist, uses his crafty rhetoric for his own pleasure and benefit.  His exordium, a simple question, sets the tragic events into motion. Eve's response is most intriguing:  "God did say, ‘You...
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Harness the Power of the Question

Recently, I was pleased to attend Challenge A training at one of Classical Conversations’s summer Parent Practicums. One of the main goals for Challenge A is to harness the power of the question and, to that end, we learn to develop excellent questions which will spur...
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