This course is designed for middle school students (grades 5-8). In the first class, the instructor will explain the philosophical debate concept and format. During each of the remaining classes, the instructor will conduct two debates. Each student will choose one of the debate topics from an extensive list for the whole class to debate. The class members will write two essays each week in preparation for their two debates.
Live Classes: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from June 9th to July 28th. Students must attend the live classes.
Student Expectations: Students will be expected to write fourteen essays—two per week for each of the seven weeks after the first class. They will also be expected to take part in the debates.
Student Support: The instructor is available via email.
Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on the essays.