The Debate Program for Kids.
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Empower your students to use their voices and listen to the voices of others through debate.
EASY TO FOLLOW, step by step lessons and activities.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT included to ensure teacher success.
WATCH STUDENTS GROW as critical thinkers and public speakers.
NO DEBATE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED--every child is welcome to join.
AWARD WINNING Online Debate Clubs.
Watch: Learning to Debate Changes How Kids Walk Through the World
Educator Dr. Erin Touissant Jacques explains to DebateAble Director Elizabeth Kruse how teaching kids to debate can change the how students perceive the world around them. As a behavioral scientist and founder of Early Scholars Speech & Debate, her research on debate intersect health, education and social justice.
Dallas ISD fifth graders argue whether "Tablets are better than textbooks" in their 2022 winter tournament using DebateAble Evidence Packets. DISD has been teaching students to debate with DebateAble's curriculum since 2018.
Watch: Debate Can Revolutionize Education
Author Robert Litan explains to DebateAble Director Elizabeth Kruse how teaching kids to debate can change the future of education. Litan wrote the excellent Resolved: Debate Can Revolutionize Education and Help Save Our Democracy, and is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a practicing lawyer, an executive of the Kauffman Foundation and Bloomberg Government-- and a former high school debater.
Teaching kids to debate since 2012.
Fun, relevant and engaging.
Developed specifically for 3-8 grade kids.
Dedicated, skilled instructors.
Passionate about bringing debate to kids.
Meet them HERE!
Students, parents, and teachers love DebateAble.
“We love the activities. The tongue twisters, impromptu speeches, and long and short quotes generated a lot of enthusiasm. ”
Club Leader & 6th Grade Teacher
“Great way to help kids understand there are at lease two sides to every issue. Helps them be more discerning and less ideological. ”
“During our Persuasive Essay Unit, our students were able to create theses that were direct, specific and meaningful thanks to DebateAble.”
4th Grade Teacher