Help your students identify logical fallacies in our modern world with this dynamic presentation featuring attention-grabbing examples of the use of rhetoric from the worlds of politics, pop culture, and advertising. The 59-slide Prezi includes fully contained video clips, so internet access is not needed in your classroom to use the lecture.
Use the optional guided notesheet to help students who need note-taking structure or assistance. Finally, reinforce the lecture content with an assessment handout that can be used as a solo or team in-class activity or a traditional quiz. Answer keys to both handouts are included, of course.
There are many fallacies used to sway an audience, but I’ve focused this lesson on 10 of the most common leaps in logic, including:
Either/Or (False Dichotomy)
Appeal to False Authority
Note: Due to the “zoom” animations and video clips, this zip file is large. The download will take a few minutes, so please be patient. When you get the folder, open it and launch the “Prezi.” Just ignore the other items; they’re needed to run the show. Your computer will ask if you want to “open” the web-created file. No worries; there’s no virus, so just open and enjoy. For full-screen viewing, be sure to click on the small icon in the lower right-hand corner (just like on YouTube).
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