Arguing with Aristotle Ethos, Pathos, Logos

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Introduce your classes to the Art of Rhetoric with a lesson that focuses on Aristotle's persuasive appeals and how they have been used, both ethically and unethically, to influence opinion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson and have class members view the introductory video out of class, saving class time for discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The focus of the introductory video is on the ethical use of persuasive methods

  • The six-page packet includes an overview of the lesson, links to an introductory video and videos of speeches for additional practice, a rhetorical triangle handout, a short quiz, and an answer key

  • Instructors must create their own activity cards