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Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy
Young scholars study ten fallacies that represent the most common mistakes in reasoning. In groups, students evaluate given arguments and identify the fallacy and/or bobby-trap in each one. Young scholars study larger arguments and discover reasons for analyzing statements.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 20 Views 83 Downloads
Building a Better Argument
Students create good arguments by exploring the basic structure of an arguments. They determine premises and conclusions for analyzing the effectiveness of arguments. In addition, they explore the differences between arguments and explanations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 73 Downloads
New Review Argument Writing
Prepare your class for writing arguments with a presentation complete with examples and relevant comic strips. The presentation defines argument and lists the elements of argument. After getting a grasp of these concepts, pupils learn about different ways to use language, quotes, and other outside sources to strengthen their writing.
5th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What is Meant by Returning to Fundamental Principles?
What did the Founding Fathers mean by the importance of continually returning to fundamental principles? Your young historians will analyze a series of quotations illustrating the fundamental ideals and principles of the United States Constitution, from liberty, order, and individual rights to rights of the accused and capital punishment.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional information before deciding if the claim is true.
11th - 12th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Oral Arguments Online
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 62 Views 306 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review House and Holmes: A Guide to Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Test your pupils' reasoning skills with several activities and a quick mystery to solve. Learners watch and analyze a few video clips that demonstrate reasoning in action, practice deduction with an interactive and collaborative activity, and work together to construct a solution to a mystery.
6th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Concerning the Principles of Morals Essay Questions
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 27 short answer and essay questions about Hume's Concerning the Principles of Morals. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Argument in an Athenian Jail: Socrates and the Law
Students read and discuss Socrates's "Crito" and examine the arguments he made supporting his own death penalty. They consider the still-relevant debate between the rights of the individual and the rule of law.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 32 Downloads
House and Holmes: A Guide to Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
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.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 29 Views 186 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 97 Downloads
Argumentation and Logic
Students recognize inductive and deductive reasoning and analyze common fallacies in critical thinking. In this argumentation and logic lesson, students use role playing activities and specific instances of inductive and deductive reasoning.
8th - 10th Language Arts 38 Views 173 Downloads
George Washington & the Classics
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Courts in the Classroom: Ritter v Stanton
Students read the case briefs of Ritter v Stanton. They simulate the trial with classmates taking various parts such as appellant, appellee, bailiff, and justices. After conducting a mock argument, they write their own opinion for the case.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
For this argument worksheet, students pick different sides to be on for different arguments and conduct a debate on topics such as Facebook, mobile phones in schools, and more. Students conduct debates for 7 topics and fill out other sheets for defending different arguments and listing argument points.
4th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 9 Downloads
Students write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments lesson, 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.
9th - 11th Language Arts 7 Views 27 Downloads