Speech & Debate I

Course Number: 118: G Block 118g

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: College Preparatory Elective “G” Requirement. Satisfies OLP Speech Graduation Requirement. Most students complete this course by the end of 10th grade.

Course Description:
Speech and Debate is a one-semester required public speaking course for OLP students. This course is specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop essential intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills that will be of lifelong value to them in a variety of settings. Furthermore, this course promotes growth in areas including: reading comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, interpretation, research skills, the writing process, and most importantly, presentation skills. This course also integrates the use of technology, allowing students to strengthen their 21st century learning skills. Components of contest speaking are included in the course.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Texts used provided in PDF format by instructor

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes