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Speech and Debate

This class is currently archived, but if you're interested in it being taught again, you can express your interest here!
01/17/2022 - 05/13/2022
Spring Semester
3.0 credits in Humanities & Electives
Grades 10-12

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About the course

Speech and Debate introduces and acquaints the student with the skills and art of public speaking. The student will learn the theories and techniques involved in preparing a speech, the strategies involved in delivering a speech as well as the tactics of a formal debate. Students will be exposed to a variety of speech types including: personal introduction, testimony, informative, persuasive, demonstration, technological, Bible Study, individual and team debates, and a variety of impromptus.

This course is part of a dual enrollment program with Colorado Christian University. Students taking this course will potentially follow a modified academic calendar, and will also need to register with CCU (When registering, identify the courses being taught by Imago Dei Academy, and select those)

Students willing to accommodate a more rigorous academic schedule can receive a considerable discount on package courses. Schedule a free consultation with Kepler’s Academic Advisor for more details.

Course Objectives

Speech and Debate is designed to:

  1. a variety of speech and debate types.
  2. Curtail the appropriate research for the specific speech type.
  3. Survey the historical and theological foundations of speech-acts.
  4. Lead students to deliver informative, persuasive, demonstration and a variety of specialized presentations.
  5. Connect effective speech delivery to pragmatic success.


  • BJU Sound Speech: Public Speaking & Communication Studies, Student Edition

About the teacher

Dr. Aaron Hebbard Aaron Hebbard has been involved in Christian education since 1993. He founded Imago Dei College as a dual enrollment and gap year program, and he has also planted two churches. He and his wife have six children and five grandchildren.