Educator Resources for Debate

Want to learn how to win debates? No need to answer--that’s a rhetorical question. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby (and Tim's clone) discuss rhetoric, the art of arguing. Logical arguments are just the start--see how public speaking skills and charisma are also essential to debate success. Explore time-tested strategies used by ancient Greeks and modern students alike, from rhetorical devices to appealing to the audience's emotions. It's not just what you say, but also how you say it!-meta_description=This speaking and listening video examines the skills and strategies of rhetoric in debates, from logical arguments to rhetorical devices.

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