Junior high-aged students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won't argue well without good training. Teens are targeted by advertisers with a vengeance-from billboards to commercials to a walk down the mall, fallacious arguments are everywhere they look. The Art of Argument is designed to equip studentsto reason with clarity, relevance and purpose at a time when they have a penchant for the why and how. This course teaches students to recognize and identify twenty-eight informal fallacies; the visually appealing text includes over sixty slick and clever phony advertisements for items from blue jeans to pick-up trucks, which apply the fallacies to a myriad of real life situations. Understanding fallacies is the baseline for critical thinking. Students master the 28 fallacies (such as begging the question, the straw man, ad hominen, et al) by studying many pertinent examples. The text features a variety of the following:
Dialectic Discussion Questions
Fun extras such as a humorous skit for students to perform, and the famous short story, Love is a Fallacy by Max Shulman
The Art of Argument Teachers Edition includes the entire student text, answers to all exercises and reproducible quizzes as well as chapter and unit tests corresponding to The Art of Argument student text.
The Art of Argument DVD Set is the teaching DVD video series featuring three experienced logic teachers and four capable, enthusiastic students discussing the 28 fallacies presented in The Art of Argument. Each video segment features one fallacy, which is presented, defined, and then discussed and explored using a blend of enthusiasm, contemplation, and humor. Each discussion makes a practical application of the fallacy to student life, advertisements, political speech, and various kinds of ethical and philosophical debates.
Classical Academic Press
All curricula by Classical Academic Press iscreated with four important attributes: classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, which seeks to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said.
Classical Academic Press
Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said.
We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.
Areas we publish in include:
-Bible, Old & New Testament
-The Art Of Poetry
-Classical Education Resources
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Book Description Classical Academic Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. the art of argument bundle edition. 545 pages. 13.70x9.60x2.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1600511309