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Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually. Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
This eModule shows two very accomplished teams in action and how they prepare and deliver and their arguments; addressing the arguments presented by their opponents and offering their own counter arguments.
In this eModule, you will learn what to do before, during and after a debate; the responsibilities of the hosting and visiting team; setting up the debating and preparation spaces; and how to select the debating topic.
In this eModule, you will learn strategies to develop your students' voice, body language and persuasive verbal techniques so they may become more confident members of your debating team.
This eModule will teach you how a speaking competition is run and how you may seek your Principal's approval to enter your team into a speaking competition.
These eClips show four of the finalists in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking competition delivering both a prepared speech on a set topic chosen from a list that must have multicultural content and an impromptu speech on a topic chosen by the adjudicator on the day.
This eClass will discuss the running of the a spelling bee competition. It will teach teachers, announcers and scorers the correct way to run a regional final.
The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.
This eModule will show you how to identify and explain the different speaker roles of the affirmative and negative teams.
Since 1996 ten regions of NSW have selected their four best primary school debaters to represent them at the Primary Schools State Debating Championships. Each year the teams gather in late November in Collaroy on Sydney's northern beaches to battle it out across 5 rounds, semis and a final to determine a state champion.
Visit the Primary Schools State Debating Championships page on The Arts Unit website for more information.
The Years 5&6 competition started out in 1995 as a challenge issued by the primary school debating champion from the Hunter Region to other regional winners, which is why the trophy awarded to the state champion is called the Hunter Challenge Trophy. It's quickly grown since then to become by far the largest age division in the Premier's Debating Challenge, with over 870 teams entering in 2018.
Visit the Years 5&6 Debating Challenge page on The Arts Unit website for more information.
This eModule is for people interested in adjudicating debates and public speaking competitions, discussing the role and responsibilities of an adjudicator, and featuring an exhibition debate by students that teachers will adjudicate on.