The Art of Argument: Student Book
Young teens are targeted by advertisers with a vengeance. From billboards to commercials to a walk down the mall, bad arguments are everywhere you look. The Art of Argument was designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose at a time when he has a penchant for the “why” and “how”.
This course features…
- Clear explanations and illustrations
- Dialectic discussion questions
Together, these make the text easy to follow and engaging. The fallacies become relevant with practical applications through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, as well as over 60 comical and clever phony ads.
Fun extras are included, such as a humorous skit for students to perform and the famous short story “Love Is a Fallacy” by Max Shulman.
Students master 28 fallacies (such as begging the question, the straw man, ad hominen, et al.) by studying multiple examples.
Note: This item is consumable. You will need one per student.
You can see inside the Student Book here.