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Use Dr. House and Sherlock Holmes to illustrate talented analysis. Your high schoolers compare and contrast the characteristics of deductive and inductive arguments. After discussing key terms of different types of arguments, they critically evaluate arguments and draw conclusions about each one. In groups, they practice identifying types of arguments and the best type to use in particular circumstances.
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If your class doesn't have access to video and editing software, they can present their announcement in front of the class.
Although recycling is definitely beneficial, reducing our waste and conserving our natural resources should really be the focus of environmentalists. Encourage the future generation to create a public service announcement about a conservation issue that they feel strongly about. They write a persuasive essay and transform this argument into a video announcement. Take action!
Students will analyze and evaluate political propaganda. In this lesson on the Federalist movement, students will examine the Federalist papers and analyze the Anti-Federalist argument mage against constitutional ratification. This lesson culminates in a full class debate.
Students conduct a mock oral argument based on the briefs provided and further research as assigned by the instructor. They write an opinion for the case outlining why one legal argument prevailed over the other based on their own reading, research, and viewing of the oral argument.
Students analyze Anti-Federalist debates. In this Anti-Federalists instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Anti-Federalist argument against extended republic tendencies. Students analyze documents regarding the arguments and respond to discussion questions.
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Students will compare and contrast famous philosophers with George Washington. In this history lesson, students work in small groups to define Classicism, Legalism, Democracy, Republic and Civility, then read some short excerpts so that they can develop ideas about the similarities and differences and share them with the class.
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your class. After assigning your class members roles in the debate, read through the transcript together and ask guiding questions along the way to clarify the different arguments that are being raised.
Students write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments activity, students read passages and identify argumentative elements. Students choose a local, national, or international issue as a subject for a research paper in which they use argumentative elements.
Young geometers get into groups of five, and rotate through stations that have tasks for them to perform together. They use Cavalieri's Principle in order to establish the relationship between the volume of right and oblique cylinders and prisms. The setting up of the stations will take some time and effort on the teacher's part, but it should be worth the effort. This looks to be a very good secondary math lesson plan.