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Do you know the parts of an argument?

  • Read the statement and then select the correct response.

Can you identify what SPLEEEM category and argument falls under?

  • Read the argument and then select the correct category.

Can you determine the most important argument to clash with?

  • Drag the statements on the right to the statements on the left so you can match the point to the comments about clash.

Can you identify the type of clash each statement is?

  • Read the affirmative statement and the corresponding negative clash, then select the correct type of clash from the options.

Can you tell which method of clash to use?

  • Read the affirmative statement and then select the correct type of clash from the options.

Handouts for Teaching Case Line

  • Sample Flow Chart (.doc) or (.rtf)
  • Direct and Global Clash worksheet (.doc) or (.rtf)
  • Sample Rebuttal and Reply (.doc) or (.rtf)

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News & Upcoming Events

  • Changes to the Board


    The October AGM saw a number of changes to the board we'd like to acknowledge. We are pleased with the strong turn-out this year. We had a number of parents and coaches present as well as most clubs represented. With the regular turn-over in board member terms, we would like to welcome Melissa Gerlach and Paula Dvernichuk as new members to the board. Of course these psotions mark the end of terms of other members. So, we'd also like to acknowledge the following retiring board members:


    Kara Helmes - Kara has been a long history with SEDA. A member of the board for over 10 years, she has committed to coaching and supporting SEDA. A former debater, president and past president (two terms), she helped SEDA navigate some turbulent waters in recent years. We thank Kara for her commitment and leadership.


    Sarah Myers - Sarah, a recent addition to the board, has spent her free time supporting elementary debate and coaching. As a highly respected member of the board, her contributions are valued. We are grateful to Sarah for her contributions to SEDA.


    Dylan Hardy - A former debater, Dylan is passionate about debate. He has committed his time to the advancement of debate and debaters in the province as a coach, mentor, judge and board member. Although his long commitment to the board is coming to an end, Dylan's impact on the debate community will remain.


    Matt Schmeisser - Also a former debater, Matt has dedicated hours debating, coaching and actively participating on the board. Matt has volunteered his time and energy and influence many young debaters and many have noted the feedback he provides. Wherever his career takes him, debate will remain an important part of Matt's life. SEDA is grateful to Matt and wishes him the best in his endeavors.

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