Prerequisite: American Literature
Grade Level: 12
Semester 1
Credits: 0.5

This course primarily addresses the grade 12 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Standards through the study of a variety of debate formats while developing specialized vocabulary and research skills. Research will then be applied to the writing of cases and position papers that will be presented through formal debates. This performance-based course emphasizes organization and writing skills and in-depth research skills. Extensive writing is required. The course incorporates practice in reading.