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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion
What does it take to persuade people? Aristotle has famously summarized rhetoric as three means of persuasion: logos, ethos, and pathos. Watch as these elements are explained in detail, and prompt your class to consider how to build the credibility and emotional connection necessary to persuading others.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 51 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Aristotle. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and George Wallace with small groups, share their findings using the jigsaw strategy, and wrap up with a poster project and individual writing. Materials, ideas for differentiation, and routines are included in this strong, collaborative, and focused Common Core designed lesson.
Aristotle's Six Elements Of A Play
Fifth graders view the play, The Ant and the Grasshopper. They define Aristotle's six elements of a play. At the end of the lesson, 5th graders be asked to participate in the play by acting like busy ants. This lesson would tie in nicely with an ant unit.
Ethics: Study Help and Essay Questions
In this philosophy worksheet, students respond to 21 short answer questions about Aristotle's Ethics. Students may also take the 13 question online interactive quiz on the selection.
Ethics - Essay Questions
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 21 short answer and essay questions about Aristotle's Ethics. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
The Scientific Revolution in England and Europe
Students read and discuss Scientific Revolution information sheet and the diagram concerning the causes of the Scientific Revolution. They construct a timeline including Aristotle, Democritus, Copernicus, Bacon and Descartes along with a brief sentence about the ideas of each man.
Robert Boyle and the Mechanical Philosophy
Students read and discuss Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy and his rejection of Aristotle's theory of "Forms and Qualities." They answer a given set of questions and discuss these with the class.
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Where Do Plants Get Their Food?
Young scholars think about the historical development of the scientific method. They design an experiment that replicates van Helmont's, using only specified materials. Pupils then improved upon van Helmont's procedure and also consider the importance of a factor neglected by both van Helmont and Aristotle-light.
Ethics: Study Help and Quiz
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 13 multiple choice questions based on the analysis of Ethics by Aristotle.
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, learners respond to 13 multiple choice questions about Aristotle's Ethics. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Earth is Round?
Third graders discuss how Aristotle concluded that the Earth was round. As a class, they review theories about the Earth's shape and describe how life on Earth would be different if it were flat. Individually, they make a moon book in which they take a pretend journey to the surface. To end the lesson, they make a model of the moon in its different phases and show it to the class.
Understanding Rhetoric and Evaluating Bias in Text
Students can learn about bias in text and the rhetorical principles proposed by Aristotle.
What is Rhetoric Anyways?
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will entertain as well as inform. Color-coded and concise, the slides are logically arranged, emotionally charged, and ethically appealing.
Changing Scientific Knowledge
Ninth graders research how scientific knowledge and explanations can change over time. Students will compare explanations of forces and motions of objects on Earth from Aristotle to Galileo to Newton.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, learners respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories evolve. Concepts mentioned include the Doppler effect, red shift, blue shift, and the big bang theory. Narration by a teenaged girl and colorful animations make this engaging even for the most distracted earth scientists in your class! Follow the video by discussing the questions provided on the website.