Monument Publishing is leading publisher of source material for students, competitors, teachers and coaches of speech and debate. Since 1998 we have published bestselling curriculum and sourcebook material. Our team of coaches and educators have a central purpose: to make academic speech and debate simple and successful.
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About Speech and Debate
“Speech and debate” is both a classroom activity as well as an academic sport. Sometimes called forensics, speech and debate teaches communication skills through timed speeches that are evaluated by a judge. Monument Publishing continues to help educators, coaches, students and competitors prepare for successful speaking and debating.
Monument Publishing’s flagship resources are called sourcebooks. Divided into four teaching units, the sourcebooks walk students and teachers through the structure, strategy, modeling and competition of speech and debate events. Teacher Guides are available for those who desire a complete and comprehensive approach to teaching and learning speech and debate.
Monument Publishing provides memberships for speakers and debaters debating in competitive leagues. These membership drop weekly content called “Monument Mondays” for members to enjoy. Throughout the competitive year, Monument Publishing authors and coaches keep members on the competitive edge, always preparing them for upcoming tournaments.
Outside the classroom environment, students can participate in many different leagues that provide competitive opportunities to apply their speech and debate learning. Monument Publishing provides direct support for three major leagues. Each league provides several events for students to participate. Follow the links below to find out more about what they have to offer:
Within each league, there are several events. Monument Publishing writes material for specific events in our sourcebooks. Sometimes sourcebooks can be applied to numerous events, but most sourcebooks center on individual speech and debate events. The following is a list of events together with resources we provide:
- Policy Debate: Blue Book
- Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Red Book
- Extemporaneous Speaking: Gold Book
- Apologetics Speaking: Silver Book
- Interpretive & Platform Speaking: Bronze Book
About Our History
Monument Publishing has been providing resources since 1998 to students and competitors across the country, primarily the NSDA, NCFCA and Stoa leagues. Officially founded with the first release of Blue Book, the authoring community of Monument Publishing has grown to hundreds of contributors. This history is rich with resources all geared to making the speech and debate experience simple, successful and fun.
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