While we know there are unending examples of logical fallacies surrounding us daily, it is always a challenge to provide good examples for students who are just learning to uncover them.
High school students are generally familiar with many types of logical fallacies. After reviewing the various types with them. I provide them with a handout of examples, which they have to survey in groups. These fallacies are more involved and require some time to evaluate, I usually let students work in groups or pairs.
Then students will be guided through with the teacher's fallacious excuse note, if split over two days this works well as an anticipation. Using the excuse notes writing assignment in turn allows students at different levels of understanding still access the material, but requires those advanced students really exercise creativity.
What this includes:
1. Logical fallacy lesson, per common core curriculum.
2. Logical fallacy assignment
3. Logical fallacy handout with academic fallacies, cited.