Why Teach Debate to Kids?
By DebateAble Coach, Sarah Yatsko
As for many, the run up to the 2016 presidential election laid bare for me the fragile state of civil discourse. My social media feeds were full of friends and family members dismissing one another based on which candidate they supported or where they stood on a particular issue. There was little engagement, effort to understand or thoughtful debate.
Coach Sarah and her first year DebateAble club
In the middle of t…
DebateAble Table Volume 5: Voting should be mandatory in the United States
We're so excited to bring you this week's timely DebateAble Table topic, asking kids to consider whether voting in the United States should be mandatory. Our free DebateAble Table Activity Packet is simply bursting with information about this issue, from the history of US voting rights, to the top excuses given for not voting, and so much in between. Of course, we've provided evidence supporting both sides of the issue to encourage kids to consider multiple perspectives. There are also questio…
DebateAble Table Volume 2: Are Participation Trophies Good or Bad for Kids?
We are excited to introduce this week’s DebateAble Table topic and activity, but first we wanted to share something we hope is helpful as you navigate through this period of time with your children. The National Association of School Psychologists has offered solid guidance for talking with our kids about what's going on in a way that both respects and empowers:
Let your children's questions guide you. Answer their questions truthfully, but don't offer unnecessary details or facts. Don't avo…
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