Argumentation continues to be a renewed focus in Language Arts education. AP Language is more popular the ever. The new SAT essay will feature a rhetorical analysis prompt. End of course tests are including more rhetorical analysis tasks and nonfiction in general.
The Bhagavad-Gita as excerpted in the Prentice Hall World Masterpieces textbook offers an excellent opportunity to guide students in honing the skills of identifying and explaining argumentation. This two-page lesson (plus one page of answers) guides students/teachers on how to explore this old text.