National Speech and Debate Education Day

National Speech and Debate Education Day is observed next on Friday, March 7th, 2025 (233 days from today).

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Debate is an extremely important skill in the educational program, the world's leading educational institutions always consider this a main content in the education system. To promote the importance of Debate in education, National Speech and Debate Education Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of March.

Debate is a debate between two individuals/groups in order to form a conclusion on the matter of debate between the two parties. Debate often originates from conflicting opinions from 2 (or more) different groups of views on the same issue.

The winning group of opinions/individuals in a Debate session is the group/individual that gives the most valid and solid arguments and these arguments cannot be refuted/refuted by the rest of the individuals/groups !

In a Debate session, each individual/group will try to give their point of view on the debated issue in a concise, understandable way and convince the listeners to accept their argument on the issue, and at the same time point out point out the shortcomings and gaps in the opinions and arguments of the remaining individual/group of views. From there, the most accurate and complete conclusion on the issue being debated can be drawn!

This is the period when children are passively crammed with information, lacking in critical thinking and so education is gradually losing its interest to children. Learning Debate helps children practice critical thinking and actively learn about an issue instead of accepting it passively. Promote young thinking and help children ask questions about the problems around them. As well as defending personal views on that issue.

During a Debate session the child needs to convince everyone to agree with the child's point of view. This helps them develop poise in front of a crowd and improve their presentation skills.

Debate about a learning issue helps children retain that knowledge for a longer time through a process of deep understanding of the issue and debating opposing points of view.

In a Debate session, debate participants need to capture information and note the views of other individuals/groups. To capture and point out gaps in that perspective. This process trains listening skills and takes notes extremely effectively!

We can easily see that people who participate in debates often have very good teamwork skills due to the "teamwork" characteristics of debate sessions!

The application of Debate sessions in education allows students to freely create, think, maintain an "Open mind" state, help them approach knowledge actively and freely express opinions and inferences. individuals about the issues studied. Form the ability to perceive right and wrong.

History of National Speech and Debate Day

National Speech and Debate Day was established with the National Debate and Debate Association (NSDA). In 2016, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring March 15, 2016 as National Speech and Debate Education Day. In 2017, the Senate passed a resolution declaring National Speech and Debate Education Day to be March 3, 2017. Both resolutions were co-sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley and Senators Chris Coons. In 2018, the date is set to Friday, March 2. The latest resolution declares the first Friday in March to be National Speech and Debate Day.

Observing National Speech and Debate Day

On National Speech and Debate Day, students and pupils are encouraged to take part in lectures and debates that inspire and empower people to confidently present their ideas. Be open to participating in your local speaking and debate activities using the hashtag #NationalSpeechAndDebateDay.


National Speech and Debate Education Day has been observed the first Friday in March.


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