LCM Intra-League Debate @Monterey Institute of International Studies 2019
 

League Curriculum 

The League curriculum encompasses several areas of study.  Interwoven into each academic area of the League curriculum is world history, economics, foreign affairs, law, philosophy and game theory. 

The League dedicates a majority of its resources to instructing students in the art of public speaking, law, debate, economics, research, history, negotiation, analytical writing and cross disciplinary knowledge.  Public speaking is a major component of the League and is the reason why every student is allocated time in the LCM course to acheive and practice their public speaking skills.  

The LCM Public Speaking curriculum has three primary aims:  to give students a sense of style in verbal expression and rhetoric, to teach the analytical skills needed to form sound logic in debate, and to provide the tools to develop skills to manage complex negotiations in conflict.  Through structured simulations and oral discussions and speech presentations, and through exposure to distinct terminology, the delegates become strategic critical thinkers, avid readers, analytical writers, and problem solvers of real-life issues.

It is the goal and objective of the League to bring professionals into the classroom, and bridge the gap between knowledge attained in the classroom, and the practical application of what is learned in an LCM hands-on experience.  This goal is reflected in the weekly dynamic and interactive classes and field studies that the League delegates regularly experience.  

League delegates attend high level conferences that allow them to meet students from around the world.  This experience is what defines the cultural, social and diplomatic process that is the very fabric of LCM.   LCM hosts four middle school level conferences per year where League delegates are exposed to intense academic and social experiences, and League high school delegates experience leadership hands-on.  As League delegates become experienced opportunities with greater complexity arise in LCM vis a vis the field study program, as well as internships in local, national, and international organizations that specifically place LCM delegates.

League delegates focus on exploring current foreign policy that has broad implications on the rest of humanity, and the world we live in.  The overall League curriculum pursues learning as a function to a greater means, and not merely in blind pursuit of knowledge. League delegates commence their journey when they have mastered a method for finding and critically analyzing information.  From that point forward, delegates proceed to expand their knowledge until a strong foundation is formed.  It is at that moment that delegates become alumni and begin to give back to LCM by filling leadership positions in teaching, research, and mentorship.