Teacher: Keerthi Chandrashekar – Whitney Alum, Freelance Journalist
A course designed to improve overall verbal communication, students will learn how to properly prepare for a debate and speak in a public forum. Topics covered include famous speeches, speech writing, debate research, and public speaking habits. The class will also demonstrate how to prepare a presentation with accompanying visuals, including video.
Throughout the class, students will have to practice speaking in front of others while participating in class discussions. Mock trials involving current issues facing the Supreme Court will also be conducted. The class’s final project will be a mock debate in the style of Model United Nations (MUN).
Module 1 starts Monday June 26 and ends Friday July 7.