Elementary School SPAR Speaker Prompts

Round 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Going out to dinner is better than going to the movies.


    2.  Homework should not be graded.


    3.  Hatred is not something people are born with, it’s something they learn.


  2. Speaker 2


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Going out to dinner is better than going to the movies.


    2.  Homework should not be graded.


    3.  Hatred is not something people are born with, it’s something they learn.


  3. Speaker 3



    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Schools should integrate more technology within the classroom.


    2.   A smile gets your meaning across more than a frown.


    3.  Going camping teaches you important skills.

  4. Speaker 4


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Schools should integrate more technology within the classroom.


    2.   A smile gets your meaning across more than a frown.


    3.  Going camping teaches you important skills.


  5. Speaker 5


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Kids feel more pressure than adults.


    2.  The world is a scary place.


    3.  You should do what you are good at, not what you love.


  6. Speaker 6


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Kids feel more pressure than adults.


    2.  The world is a scary place.


    3.  You should do what you are good at, not what you love.


  7. Speaker 7


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Luck plays a role in success. 


    2.  It is possible to focus too much on the future


    3.  Going to a large school is better than going to a small school.


  8. Speaker 8


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Luck plays a role in success. 


    2.  It is possible to focus too much on the future


    3.  Going to a large school is better than going to a small school.


Round 2 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Riding a bike is better than using rollerskates.


    2.  Cellphones make life better.


    3. Pranking others is a bad thing.

  2. Speaker 2


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Riding a bike is better than using rollerskates.


    2.  Cellphones make life better.


    3. Pranking others is a bad thing.

  3. Speaker 3


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Kids learn more from their experiences than what they learn in class.


    2.  Having a pool in your backyard is better than having a playground.


    3.  Anger is the root of all evil.

  4. Speaker 4


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Kids learn more from their experiences than what they learn in class.


    2.  Having a pool in your backyard is better than having a playground.


    3.  Anger is the root of all evil.

  5. Speaker 5


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Having a small birthday party is better than having a large birthday party.


    2.  Being a parent is the hardest job.


    3.  Friendship is the most powerful force in the world.


  6. Speaker 6


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Having a small birthday party is better than having a large birthday party.


    2.  Being a parent is the hardest job.


    3.  Friendship is the most powerful force in the world.


  7. Speaker 7


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. If you do something you hate long enough, eventually you will grow to like it.


    2.  Life is fun if it’s challenging.


    3.  Music is better than art.

  8. Speaker 8


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. If you do something you hate long enough, eventually you will grow to like it.


    2.  Life is fun if it’s challenging.


    3.  Music is better than art.

Round 3 - 4:30 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  You should always be careful.


    2.  Parents should always be honest with their children.


    3.  Hurricanes are worse than earthquakes.

  2. Speaker 2


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  You should always be careful.


    2.  Parents should always be honest with their children.


    3.  Hurricanes are worse than earthquakes.

  3. Speaker 3


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Having a big backyard but a small house is better than having a big house but a small backyard.


    2.  People will always find out the truth.


    3. Sadness can bring good things.

  4. Speaker 4


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Having a big backyard but a small house is better than having a big house but a small backyard.


    2.  People will always find out the truth.


    3. Sadness can bring good things.

  5. Speaker 5



    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Getting a bad grade is worse than getting grounded. 


    2.  Work smarter not harder.


    3.  You should always follow the rules.

  6. Speaker 6



    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Getting a bad grade is worse than getting grounded. 


    2.  Work smarter not harder.


    3.  You should always follow the rules.

  7. Speaker 7


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Smelling is more important than hearing.


    2.  Peace is always an option.


    3.  There is no downside to being helpful. 

  8. Speaker 8


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Smelling is more important than hearing.


    2.  Peace is always an option.


    3.  There is no downside to being helpful. 

Elim 1 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Going to SeaWorld is better than going to Universal Studios.


    2.  You should always be yourself.


    3.  If you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, you’re just as guilty. 

  2. Speaker 2


    Speaker 1 & 2

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the first two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Going to SeaWorld is better than going to Universal Studios.


    2.  You should always be yourself.


    3.  If you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, you’re just as guilty. 

  3. Speaker 3


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Drawing on a tablet is better than drawing on paper.


    2.  Nothing in life is free.


    3.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

  4. Speaker 4


    Speaker 3 & 4

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Drawing on a tablet is better than drawing on paper.


    2.  Nothing in life is free.


    3.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

  5. Speaker 5


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Being part of a performance is better than watching other people perform.


    2.  The ultimate goal in life is success. 


    3.  It is possible to achieve true happiness. 


  6. Speaker 6


    Speaker 5 & 6

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.   PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1. Being part of a performance is better than watching other people perform.


    2.  The ultimate goal in life is success. 


    3.  It is possible to achieve true happiness. 


  7. Speaker 7


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Feeling overconfident is better than not feeling confident enough.


    2.  It is always good to have variety in your life. 


    3.  The end result is more important than how you get there.


  8. Speaker 8


    Speaker 7 & 8

    Please copy and paste the following topics into the chat for the next two speakers AFTER you have flipped a coin to determine who will be PRO and who will be CON.  PRO strikes one topic, then CON strikes another.  The remaining topic is the one the debaters will use.


    1.  Feeling overconfident is better than not feeling confident enough.


    2.  It is always good to have variety in your life. 


    3.  The end result is more important than how you get there.