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 high school aged scholars 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 $25 mini course consists of one lesson that will be held as a 45 minute live-streamed class, with a limit of 10 scholars per class. This class meeting will be recorded and available to replay for a limited time.