New to Debate?
Here are some helpful links on how Lincoln-Douglas debate works.
• The Hen Hud debate team site – very informative, with practically everything you need to know about LD on it. Be sure to check out all the links there, too, or see below. This site is run by Hen Hud’s coach, Mr. Jim Menick.
o http://members.aol.com/menick/corner.html - Intro to LD debate
o http://members.aol.com/menick/sked.html - all the tournaments Hen Hud goes to
o http://members.aol.com/menick/quotes.html - some okay intro quotes
o http://members.aol.com/lizpereira/topten.html - the Top Ten list for successful debating
o http://members.aol.com/menick/title.html - the Hen Hud Philosophy Handbook (introduction to philosophy, natural rights, contracts, basic arguments, etc.)
o http://members.aol.com/menick/read.html - the Hen Hud reading list. You don’t actuarily have to read any philosophy, but you have a moral obligation to (ok bad pun).
o http://members.aol.com/menick/judge.pdf - How to judge LD. Please, please, PLEASE show this to your parents!!
o http://members.aol.com/menick/rules.pdf - Hen Hud team rules (take a look, compare them to Greeley, if you like)
• http://www.geocities.com/togald/ldguide.html - "The Crash Course Guide to Lincoln-Douglas Debate"
• www.lddebate.org – Check out the philosophy; they have full texts on some of the big guys. A word to the wise: those who post cases on the case exchange may find that free information also means people copy stuff, so watch out. Otherwise, there are lots of good discussion forums too, to get a feel for the topic if you haven’t already done so in the meetings.
• www.victorybriefs.com - home page of VBI, the Victory Briefs Institute (one of the debate institutes, or summer programs, available).
• Introduction to LD Debate (by Alan Lawn, 2001)
• Ms. Pojer’s website. She primarily teaches Global Studies and AHAP but has taught Euro Civ and EHAP at Greeley. TONS of great links and much, much more.
• Outlines of AP European history (EHAP) and AP American history (AHAP), by Susanna Heinz (a Greeley graduate).
• http://www.triviumpursuit.com/speech_debate/what_is_debate.htm - about debating in general
• www.chappaqualibrary.org - The Chappaqua Library. Includes some good links to research sites. Click here to search the Westchester library catalog and place holds for books online (very useful).
• http://www.oyez.org/oyez/frontpage - U.S. Supreme Court stuff. Very good for finding examples; also good for AHAP homework, incidentally.
• http://lii.org/ - Librarians' Index to the Internet - "information you can trust."