When I saw The Art of Argument on the TOS upcoming vendor list, I was so excited. You see, I’ve been using this curriculum with Logan (a senior with no prior instruction in logic) all year. I wanted the opportunity to use it with Isaac (8th grader with a little bit of logic instruction).
I received the following items:
- The Art of Argument Student Book – $21.95
- The Art of Argument Teacher’s Edition – $24.95
- Disc 1 of the Art of Argument DVD Set – 5 DVD Set – $54.95
This logic curriculum is thorough in it’s coverage of twenty-eight common fallacies. It is written to the student so Logan has worked on it independently.
In this text, each unit covers a series of similar fallacies – appeals to emotion, red herrings, fallacies of clarity, and more. Each chapter gives all of the definitions and explanations at the beginning of the chapter. Toward the end of the chapter, students pictures, ads, and examples of the fallacies they are studying.
The teacher’s edition includes the entire student text plus the answers, chapter tests, and unit tests. As a teacher who received NO formal logic instruction in school, I wish the teacher’s manual provided more instruction on ‘how’ to teach Logic.
The Art of Argument; An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies can be found on the Classical Academic Press website. It is written for students in 7th grade and up. You can find a sample chapter from the student text and teacher’s manual and the videos.
I received these products from Classical Academic Press as a member of the TOS Crew. All opinions shared are my own, and I received no other compensttion.