The Art of Argument: Student Book

This item is consumable. You will need one per student.

Young teens are targeted by advertisers with a vengeance. From billboards to commercials to a walk down the mall, fallacious arguments are everywhere you look. This course 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”.

The Art of Argument (Student Edition) features clear explanations and illustrations, along with dialogues, worksheets, and dialectic discussion questions, making this 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 advertisements. 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 many pertinent examples.

You can see inside the Student Book and Teacher’s Guide here.