The Introduction to Debate Apprenticeship extends’ students skills in critical thinking and argumentation, and familiarizes them with the process of deliberative decision making in a democratic society. By honing students’ skills in research, reading, writing, speaking and listening, they prepare themselves for a culminating debate performance at the WOW. The Citizen Teacher can play upon her/his own strengths in terms of determining a topic of interest for the students, or they can utilize a topic provided by the National Forensic League, Speech & Debate Honor Society.