Topics / Practice Materials

Broadcasting, Impromptu, Improv Duo

Here are the topics used at the 2019 KHSSL Regional Tournaments for use in practices. If you create additional topics for tournaments you wish to share to this page after your tournament is completed, please share them with KHSSL for posting.

BROADCASTING

IMPROMPTU

IMPROVISATIONAL DUO

 

Congressional Debate

The NSDA publishes sample legislation monthly here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/

 

Extemporaneous Speaking

The NSDA publishes questions monthly here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/

Additionally, Extemp Central provides weekly topics for free (organized as US Extemp and International Extemp). Browse to the linked pages for the latest questions.

 

LD and PF

Debate topics in Kentucky follow the National Speech and Debate Association topics for Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate. These change monthly or bimonthly and can be found here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/

 

Policy

The national policy debate topic is decided yearly (January) from ballots collected by state speech/debate organizations, the National Catholic Forensic League, the National Speech and Debate Association and the Nation Debate Coaches Association with the National Federation of High Schools serving as the organizing agent. The 2019-2020 topic is Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

 

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