This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.00, as of 2011-07-31.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2
This resource is a lesson plan that helps students learn how to identify fallacies in the media. The lesson includes direct instruction, research, and application of what was learned. Students are taught a number of different techniques that candidates and media outlets use in delivering fallacies and then they are asked to identify them and create some of their own. Overall, this is an important and valuable experience for students so they will be more informed as they become part of the electorate. It should be noted that the lesson includes a lot of links to online video clips that should be checked prior to use. It is also recommended that it might be helpful to reduce the number of techniques covered and focus on a few that are most often seen in the media and used by candidates.
June 18, 2011
This lesson plan is very good. Like Joe I did not learn about these things back in high school, and it is very important for people to know not to…
June 18, 2011
Hey Dan, I really like your choice of topic as it is one that is not very easy to teach and a topic that I never had the chance to…
Information - Informal fallacies in political media
Lesson Plan, Rubric, Manual
This lesson teaches some of the major informal fallacies found in the American Political discourse covered by the media