Debate: General Resources

This page includes general research starting points and general guidance for students and coaches. For more detail about the categories/formats of debate supported by WISDAA, please see the Debate Categories page.

Quick Reference #

Research Starting Points #

Media Bias Chart
Media Bias Ratings
News Literacy Project (Federal Statistics)
Periscopic: Visualizing Data
UN Guide: Making Data Meaningful
Internet Public Library
Pew Research Center
Harvard Think Tank Search
Comparative Agendas
Virtual Library
Wisconsin Badgerlink Library

Understanding Concepts #

Guide to Common Logical Fallacies
Economics Basics
Maryville U. Public Speaking Guide
Inclusive Language: Conscious Style Guide
Citing Sources Lesson Plan (Brooklyn Library)

Free Online Courses #

Engaging and Mentoring Students with Disabilities (NSDA)

Engaging and Mentoring Black/African-American Students (NSDA)

Engaging and Mentoring LGBTQ+ Students

Protecting Students from Abuse

NSDA Spark Logo

Intro to Coaching: Congressional Debate (NSDA)

NSDA Spark Logo

Coaching Speech and Debate (NFHS)

NSDA Spark Logo

Contest Management (NFHS)

Full Course Lists #