The Great Debate 2017/18

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  • Creating the Debate: Public Speaking Guide

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    In this resource we have put together two sets of ideas for preparing students for the Great Debate. How to: organise activities for a debate club in preparation for the Great Debate research, structure and prepare a talk for the Great Debate The ideas will help students to engage with...

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  • Take Part in the Great Debate 2018

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    The Historical Association is inviting students to take part in the 2018 Great Debate. The Great Debate is a national public-speaking competition for sixth-form students with an interest in history. To take part, students have to present a five-minute speech answering this year's question: 'Was the 1918 extension of the franchise...

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  • The Great Debate: Advice for Students

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    In this short film Heather Scott (former Deputy President of the HA and compere of our Great Debate Finals) & Martin Spafford (Judge from our London Heats) provide advice for prospective students who might want to take part in the Great Debate. Martin and Heather also explain what the Judges...

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  • What is the Great Debate?

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    In this short film Heather Scott (former Deputy President of the HA and compere of our Great Debate Finals) & Martin Spafford (Judge from our London Heats) introduce the Great Debate, talk about why students should get involved and discuss what they enjoy about the Great Debate.

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