This mini course will introduce Hope University scholars to using critical thinking to form their own opinions about the world. Immersing yourself in the techniques of formal debate can have a dramatic impact on how you make decisions in every aspect of your life also. Master Learning Specialist NaConda will instruct scholars ages 7-18 about the benefits that learning formal debate can offer apart from preparing for a debate tournament. Practicing formal debate techniques will allow your scholar to analyze an idea, hence becoming powerful decision-making tool for them. Master Learning Specialist NaConda will briefly walk your scholar through the structure of a formal debate and help them explore when debate can help us all the most. They will learn that certain decisions & discussions are a perfect platform for practicing debate strategies. This $49 mini course consists of three lessons that will be held as a 45 minute live-streamed class, with a limited number of scholars per class & age level. These class meetings will be recorded and available to replay for a limited time.