Art of Argument Package

Art of Argument Package


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Grades: 7-9

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* The Art of Argument (student edition) This book teaches twenty-eight informal fallacies (such as begging the question, the straw man, ad hominem, etc.). Clear explanations and illustrations, along with dialogues, worksheets, and dialectic discussion questions, make this text easy to follow and make the fallacies fun to learn. The fallacies become relevant with practical applications through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, as well as over sixty 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.

* The Art of Argument Teacher's Edition This edition contains all of The Art of Argument student edition content, along with answer keys, teaching tips, and invaluable chapter and unit tests.

* The Art of Argument DVD Set This DVD video series features three experienced logic teachers and four capable, enthusiastic students discussing the twenty-eight fallacies presented in The Art of Argument. This video series is a valuable resource for every student using 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 seeks to make a practical application of the fallacy to student life, advertisements, political speech, or various kinds of ethical and philosophical debates.

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Socrates is the "go to" person when it comes to fallacies (occurrence of bad or incorrect reasoning) and his perspective on the three basic categories - fallacies of irrelevance (points that don't relate to the issue), of presumption (assumptions that are not justified or necessary), and of clarity (language that confuses and muddies) - is sought via time-travel. Several examples of each are provided plus the student has the opportunity to identify fallacies in cleverly fabricated magazine advertisements. Fallacies are printed on the inside covers of the Student Text for easy reference. Both Student and TE (each about 230 pgs, pb) have appendices that include a play and a short story that illustrate fallacies as well as a Glossary and Bibliography. TE includes reproducible chapter, unit, and final exams (with answer key). DVDs include 28 sessions (one for each fallacy) in which three teachers and 4 students present, define, discuss and explain the fallacy. As in the text, the DVDs emphasize a practical application to the student's life through advertisements, political speeches, and various moral/ethical debates.

Laced with humor and practical applications, Classical Academic Press strives to make logic accessible. And succeeds, too! The series has more background material than other logic books plus lots of "modern" examples. Making great use of dialogues and cartoons, there are some practice exercises but the emphasis is more on the "meat" of the text rather than on doing exercises. This sets them apart from other logic courses and makes them the perfect choice for students who want or need background information more than practice. This series is user-friendly and requires very little prep on the teacher's part although teacher-student interaction is necessary to maximize the learning. Art of Argument would be the starting place for a Jr. High student followed by Argument Builder and/or Discovery of Deduction, which can stand alone or be used together.

Each Student Text is designed to be worked in with the student thinking through and writing out responses to the material being presented. Teacher Editions are predominantly full-text answer keys but often include teacher's notes (a list of suggestions and recommendations for teaching the course) as well as ideas for supplementing and enriching the study. ~ Janice

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"Social studies" 1/2 year HS credit for son with strong language arts and leadership skills.
Michael S on Feb 12, 2022
Make my life easier
Phillip P on Jan 27, 2021
"Social studies" 1/2 year HS credit for son with strong language arts and leadership skills.
Michael S on Feb 12, 2022
My 7th grader loves to argue but often gets stuck into how to construct a good argument. This will be perfect for this school year.
Christina A on Jun 20, 2021
Make my life easier
Phillip P on Jan 27, 2021
Great price for the package.
APRIL Z. on Aug 6, 2020
Read article on it and think all young people should learn it maybe myself too
Brandy B on Aug 2, 2020
It was highly recommended by a friend
Candice on Jul 23, 2020
Recommended by the book "The Well-Trained Mind", highly rated on Cathy Duffy Reviews.
Donetta W on Jul 21, 2020
I've read The Fallacy Detective aloud to my family, and felt that it was lacking in some respects, so I decided to buy this course as a supplement to my son's beginning logic studies with the Classical Conversations Challenge A program. I may use this as an alternative curricula with my younger son.
Kelly F on Jun 24, 2019
Logic curriculum for my 7th grade daughter.
Jennifer H on Jun 20, 2019
To help my son learn the art of argument
maritess a on May 14, 2019
CAP is an awesome curricula supplier. Everything I order is great. Looking forward to dabbling in Logic!
Amy M on May 6, 2019
Reviews say this is the one to choose. I'm hoping it will help with thinking process.
Melissa O on Jun 29, 2018
suggested by homeschool friends
Jennifer S on Jan 7, 2018
Logic intro for my 7th grader.
Danielle R on Sep 23, 2017
This course is recommended by the Well Trained Mind and we decided to explore logic studies using these DVD's along with correlating written material. Hope we get some logic instilled into our conversations.
Ronit M on Mar 19, 2017
It was recommended on the WTM forums and in the recent book.
Ember L on Aug 16, 2016
The Classical Academic Press materials look thorough AND fun.
Esther on Aug 1, 2016
My 7th grader loves to argue but often gets stuck into how to construct a good argument. This will be perfect for this school year.
Christina A on Jun 20, 2021
Great price for the package.
APRIL Z. on Aug 6, 2020
Which edition is this? What year was it published in?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 2010, version 8
Is this course considered a full high school credit for Logic or a half credit?
User on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Since this course provides an introduction to fallacies (one aspect of logic), a half credit would be most appropriate.
Starting at age 15 with no previous logic. Would you suggest this book or Art of argument?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2018
Art of Argument Package
Art of Argument Package
Discovery of Deduction
Discovery of Deduction
BEST ANSWER: Art of Argument is an introduction to some of the specifics of formal logic. Discovery of Deduction launches into formal logic. Most people would cover Art of Argument first, then Argument Builder, then Discovery of Deduction. If your student has already had some exposure to logic, you could go directly to Discovery of Deduction.
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