What is a debate?
A debate is an organized argument between two teams, which follows a set of rules and time limits.
Debate centers on the discussion of two sides of a RESOLUTION.
The resolution will usually be introduced in one of two ways:
- Be It Resolved That: Canada develop a nuclear weapons program.
- This House supports Canada’s development of a nuclear weapons program.
While the names may change depending on style:
- An AFFIRMATIVE supports the resolution – they argue for proposed idea.
- A NEGATIVE side argues against the resolution – for anything but the proposed idea.