Debate Club


Debate Club

  • Starting Date: Sep. 5th or Sep. 6th (Total 15 sessions)

  • Beginner Level (Grade 3-4): Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Intermediate Level (Grade 5-7): Fridays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

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Be a part of The Silverberg Academy Debate Club!

The program was developed exclusively for kids in upper elementary grades, using games, activities and relevant topics to teach debaters to make and respond to arguments in an upbeat, positive environment-- with an emphasis on learning to consider both sides of any topic or issue. DebateAble empowers kids to find their own voices and listen to the voices of others!

Beginner Level (Grade 3-4): Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Intermediate Level (Grade 5-7): Fridays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Have fun debating with your friends about topics like:

  • …is exploring space worth the money?

  • …are video games too violent for kids?

  • …should kids under 13 be allowed to watch PG-13 movies?

  • …should elementary students have to do homework?

  • …do celebrities make good role models?

  • …should kids have their own smart phones?

  • …chocolate milk or regular milk?

There really is more than on answer to all of these questions!

Debaters learn how to look at every topic from more than one side.

Become a stronger public speaker and critical thinker through fun games, group activities and real debates!!!


DebateAble LLC was founded in 2012, with the goal of bringing a debate club program to elementary students in Seattle neighborhood schools... and beyond. 

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DebateAble's curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and a tolerance for differing viewpoints, instilling an appreciation for the value of teamwork.  Our debate program and format are inspired by the International Debate Education Association, which focuses on education -- not competition-- as the goal of debates.  DebateAble students work together in teams of three to present supporting arguments and are provided with research materials regarding the session's topic, or "resolution."  Distilling the research is an important part of the DebateAble program, as is learning to debate both sides of any topic, actively listening to the arguments of opposing teams, and realizing that there is more than one way of thinking about any single question.