Jump to content

Welcome! 


Where classical school and homeschool teachers talk.

 

 

Discussion Starts Here.

For the Children's Sake.

Learn from Others.

Add Your Voice to the Conversation.

Glad You Are Here.

Give Us Your Question.

Megan Preedy

Art of Argument Group Ideas?

Recommended Posts

Hi! I'm teaching a class using the Art of Argument this year. I'd love to hear of any projects or group activities you have done to make the study more group-friendly and fun!

Thanks!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One project I have done--have the students create their own "fake commercial fallacies" that show forth an embedded fallacy (or fallacies). Then each group (of say two or three--but it could be even one student) presents a skit of a fake commercial that they have created. The rest of the students then try to detect the fallacy represented. A shorter version of the same exercise would have students simply write out various "commercial fallacies" and read them before the class. A more elaborate version would have the students record their fallacies (commercial style) and present them to the class.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another activity: download the texts of various political speeches (they are often posted on government sites) and have the students highlight and identify any fallacies they find--and there will be a lot! During the election cycles you can find many of these. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had students design posters of various fallacies over the course of the year so that we can display and be reminded of them. Students are encouraged to bring in magazine/advertisement clippings as examples. Students seem to love creating fallacies any way they can, so it can be quite easy to review with them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They could use social media - if they already have accounts - and find either posts or memes that exemplify fallacies. 

They could also get a magazine like Time and see if any of the articles have fallacies. Then they could see if they could figure out how to make the point without the fallacy - sort of reverse engineer it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...