Do video games promote violence? Should guardians monitor their children’s cell phones? Are electric cars really good for the environment? Should drones be regulated? Do kids need recess? You will examine these and other hot topics as you learn to be more persuasive, to have a better understanding of the world, to be more effective at communicating, and to be able to successfully engage with others on controversial issues. You will learn how to research, develop arguments, speak persuasively, and critically examine other points of view. These skills will help you stand out in high school, college, and your future career. If you dream of becoming a lawyer, a member of Congress, a negotiator, or a writer, or if you are thinking about joining the debate team at your school, Beginning Debate is for you. This class is for students with little or no previous debate experience.
For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students
Your Summer of Discovery Awaits
MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating. Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.