Description : "The Great Debate" provides students a premier resource for learning the art of debate and developing the skills they need to succeed in the debate round, in the classroom, and in the real world. Written in a conversational style with the debate student in mind, this book begins by discussing general debate principles and then offers specific insights into the numerous facets of both public forum debate and policy debate. From basics to more advanced topics, The Great Debate is an invaluable resource for debaters of all experience levels. "The Great Debate" introduces public forum debate, a recent addition to the competitive debate landscape. Unlike many other debate styles, public forum debate does not require special debate vocabulary or knowledge of detailed theory from either participants or judges. Public forum debate focuses on developing debaters who can persuade any audience to support a particular position through a series of short back and forth speeches which mimic the real world debates on television between pundits and politicians. "The Great Debate" equips students to begin competing in this highly relevant debate format. "The Great Debate" also provides a foundation for students in policy debate. Policy debate requires debaters to extensively research and analyze a particular topic of public policy. Debaters generally propose that the government take a particular course of action or change a law. Students develop significant knowledgeable of a particular public policy topic and gain strong research skills. Policy debaters are comfortable prioritizing arguments to present in a short speech and learn to use cost-benefit-analysis to evaluate public policy options. "The Great Debate" gives students the tools to begin competing in competitive policy debate. "The Great Debate" was written by a debater for fellow competitors. It covers the basics of debate with special care to explain everything to those with no prior debate experience or knowledge. It next advances to intermediate theory and strategy debaters can use as they develop their skills. This book is perfect for your club, a beginning debate class, or as a reference resource for debaters of all experience levels. For those interested in argumentation, "The Great Debate" offers an introduction to the basics of logic, fallacies, argument structure, techniques for replying to specific arguments, note-taking techniques, and research. These skills serve any student outside of the competitive debate context: in the classroom and in the real world. Equip yourself with the tools to make and respond to arguments, with "The Great Debate." More information is available at www.greatdebate.net
Description : The texts of the four debates between Kennedy and Nixon are presented along with articles furnishing an overview and an evaluation of their background and impact
Description : "Eminent historian of economics Elmus Wicker examines the events which spurred a series of banking panics beginning in 1893-94, that led to the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank twenty years later. A serious lacuna exists in the literature on the origins of the Federal Reserve System. What is absent is a fair appraisal of the role Senator Nelson Aldrich, prominent Rhode Island senator, played. Carter Glass captured the acclaim while asserting that Aldrich be granted equal billing with Glass as "fathers" of the Federal Reserve System."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : Presents profiles on key figures in the conservation movement, including John Muir, Dixie Lee Ray, Rachel Carson, James Gaius Watt, and Christopher Swain.
Description : This is a dispassionate overview of the debate that surrounds the issue of arming the police. Roy Ingleton closely examines the arguments advanced by both sides, providing a wealth of data from Britain and overseas to enable readers to form their own conclusions about this complex and important controversy.
Description : In ÒThe Great DebateÓ, Alan Sell draws attention to the debate on the question human salvation. By examining the findings of the Calvinists and the Arminians, the author hopes to remind us that convictions concerning God's grace and human's need are of central importance to any vital theology.
Description : This fiction title supports and explains a child's world, reinforcing positive social messages around being a contributing family member, a good student, and a good citizen. When paired with its non-fiction title counterpart, it allows emerging readers to engage with both fiction and informational texts on the same subject matter, thus gaining different perspectives, new vocabulary, and new approaches to the same content.
Description : From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series: Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen.