Debate Watch Kit

Planning on watching the presidential debates? 

Host a debate watch event with the International Debate Education Association’s free Debate Watch Kit!

DOWNLOAD NOW (or preview with embedded pdf): This kit, which you can download for free, will make your debate watching experience more informative and a lot more fun.

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA)’s Debate Watch Kit includes:

  • Flyers, invitations, and schedules to make organizing the event a breeze.
  • Scorecards so viewers can rate the candidates during the debate.
  • Bingo cards, because at least one person should be happy when the candidates say, “China is a currency manipulator!”
  • Background sheets about the history of the presidential debates and a dossier for each of the three 2012 debates outlining the rules and previewing the topics and expected debate strategies.
  • A quick and easy guide to the Show of Hands mobile app, which lets you answer survey questions as the debates happen and view results across the country. 


Start planning your watch party now:

  • First debate: Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 p.m. EDT
  • Second debate: Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 p.m. EDT
  • Third debate: Monday, October 22, 9:00 p.m. EDT


    Download the Debate Watch Kit:

    Questions? Contact Jesse Towsen.