Competitive Speech and Congressional debate for 4-6th graders, 2 hour class
This class will focus on preparing students for upcoming speech tournaments held around the Bay Area. The instructor will cover the major formats of speech in the categories of Interpretation, memorizing and presenting a previously published piece of work or Original Oratory, where a student works on composing an original piece and presenting it. The instructor will evaluate each students strengths and pick a format that best suits the student.
All of the speech formats the students will learn at Young Genius are high school formats thus, the students can comfortably continue competing in speech events once they reach high school.
After taking this course students should improve in their writing and presentation skills, which will be valuable resources for them to draw from in high school, college, and down the road in their careers.