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From billboards to college professors to politicians, false types of arguments are used everywhere. Learn to discern what arguments are valid and which are not with The Art of Argument. Teaching teens to identify twenty-eight informal fallacies, each chapter is filled with examples, illustrations, review questions, and sometimes even advertisements, dialogue and other real-world examples. 229 pages, softcover.
Art of Argument is a fabulous introduction to the logical fallacies. It's user friendly, easy to use independently or in a group, and effective.
My children used this in 7th and 8th grades. I tried to do it as a group to discuss them together, but when we couldn't it was easy enough for them to do it independently. They had a great time "arguing" against the ads and making their own. I will be using it again with my younger kids.
This book can be completed in a semester if you work on it daily, or a year if you do it once or twice a week.
My son used this in sixth grade and loved learning about various logical fallacies - and then pointing out real life examples!