Welcome to The Great Debate website: your resource for competitive debate. We offer debate training curriculum and materials for students and coaches in policy debate, public forum debate, and Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Great Debate Resources
Our resources include The Great Debate, A handbook for policy debate and public forum debate written by Jonathan Wolfson and video training materials for public forum debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Our materials have been used by thousands of students, coaches, and parents worldwide in training debaters at the junior high, high school, and collegiate levels. Our website has served as a resource for numerous speakers and debaters over the years.
This website exists as a resource for all forensics competitors. While there is a special emphasis placed on the education of Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum debaters competing in NFL, NCFL, NCFCA, STOA, and NUDL forensics leagues, this site is intended for all speakers and debaters.
Be sure to check out the brand new book: The Great Debate, now offering training for public forum debate and policy debate.
Our free debate training video curriculum for public forum debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate are available on YouTube. And our twitter feed is filled with daily links to topics of interest to debaters in a number of competitive forensics leagues.
About the Book
The Great Debate provides students a premier resource for learning the art of debate and developing the skills they need to succeed in the debate round, in the classroom, and in the real world.
Free Great Debate Instructional Videos on YouTube
Public forum and Lincoln-Douglas debate training videos and accompanying outlines are available for free! Click to view our free YouTube videos and be sure to request your complementary debate training curriculum too.