Professional Communications aims to introduce the student to communication through examining social and professional situations. The focus of this course will be to prepare students to make career choices and be successful through acquired communication skills. In this course, students will be expected to develop and effectively use skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening through the use of technology.
Debate introduces students to the four levels of competitive debate: Cross Examination, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, and Student Congress. Through analysis and research, students will learn to objectively evaluate and support both sides of various current issues. Students will also be exposed to Original Oratory and Extemporaneous Speaking. The final result of classroom preparation will be the opportunity to participate in competitive debate and speaking situations through tournaments, workshops, and showcases.
Oral Interpretation introduces students to the performance of literature through Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation, Prose and Poetry Interpretation, Duet Acting, and Duo Interpretation. Through characterization, interpretation, and performance, students learn to relate literature to an audience. The final result of classroom preparation will be the opportunity to participate in competitive performance situations through tournaments, workshops, and showcases.
High School Speech Programs
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"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Speech & Debate" (2015)
Created by Amarillo High School Speech and Debate Team