In the Wasatch Independent Debate League we are
serious about creating the most exceptional, academically
rigorous, and inspiring educational experience that a student
The class is about speaking and debating, but is just as much
about critical thinking, being able to organize thoughts,
understanding important ideas and current events, and being
part of a community of students striving to succeed. We want
students to be able to debate, but it is more important to us
that they develop the skills and mindsets which will prepare
them to engage critically in communities, government,
business, education, and life. Classes begin with half an hour of
discussion and debate on current events, politics, moral issues,
and big ideas. During this time students get to match wits with
their teacher and are challenged to think more deeply than
they ever have before.
In lessons students will gain thinking, speaking, and debating skills and apply them to events such as Impromptu Speaking, Spontaneous Argument, Extemporaneous Speaking, Oratory, Student Congress Debate, Presidential Debate, and Lincoln Douglas Debate.
In class, students spend their time thinking, discussing, researching, and, more than anything, speaking and debating because that is what makes the class exciting and that is how students learn best. By being in the class, students are members of the Wasatch Independent Debate League and compete in WIDL tournaments. Competitions are motivating and challenging growth oriented experiences. They also provide a community of successful people with whom students can engage.
Interested? Check out our class schedule, or fill out our interest form to get in contact with us: