ERIC Number: ED241422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reasoning in an American Society: A Unit on Logic.
Laube, Dave; Litterer, Dick
A content outline, learning exercises, and student handouts for a high school unit on logic are presented. The following 11 modules are included: (1) introduction; (2) deductive logic; (3) inductive logic; (4) fallacy: an introduction; (5) fallacy of ambiguity; (6) fallacies of presumption: overlooking the facts; (7) fallacies of presumption: evading the facts; (8) fallacies of presumption: distorting the facts; (9) fallacies of relevance; (10) listening with logic; and (11) review. Seven teaching aids are offered which are designed to be given to students as study aids and learning exercises. The topics of the teaching aids are: thinking aids, blocks to logical thinking, how to overcome blocks to logical thinking, general principles of nonsense, exercises in fallacies, examples of fallacies, and commonly used nonsense examples. Two additional teaching aids were removed due to copyright restrictions. A 10-item selected bibliography of books on logic is included. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: Fallacies; PF Project
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