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Dublin High English: Speech And Debate


Grade Level:                                   10-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Teacher recommendation

Graduation:                                     Fulfills elective requirement

College Prep:                                   Fulfills CSU/UC elective requirement

Students challenge themselves in this presentation course as they develop a full range of speaking skills. The active learning environment requires students to prepare for life beyond high school by researching, organizing and delivering informative and persuasive speeches, debates, and panel discussions. Structures provided enable students to transfer skills to writing construction and critical thinking in all  disciplines.

Interview with Christopher Michel – Dublin High School and Yale University graduate, and speechwriter for President Bush available here.  In the interview, Chris notes the role of Dublin High’s Speech and Debate class.

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