Utilizing the book, The Fallacy detective, we will learn to recognize bad reasoning. The book helps kids (and adults) spot errors in thinking — logical fallacies often used in an effort to persuade others. Learning about fallacious thinking is valuable for academic reasons, but it’s also important to being a good consumer (recognizing how advertising works) and to being a good citizen (understanding how political communication works).
Class Requirements: You must purchase the book: The Fallacy Detective ($17.99 on Amazon).
Materials Needed:The Fallacy Detective ($17.99 on Amazon)