This post includes PowerPoints and exercises about claims. For each claim, students say whether they accept it, reject it or suspend judgement. Cite some evidence that you have used in evaluating the claim. Evidence may include facts, personal experience, written sources or the expertise of others whom you trust.
In this article titled “Five Ways Twitter Has Changed The World,” the author lists ways in which Twitter has transformed the way we use language: how we communicate and how we influence others. After reading the article, students can research and find examples of the 5 points the author makes, […]
Students present their essays individually, in front of the class. They can focus on their argument and evidence. They can also briefly describe their writing and/ or research process, and talk about what they learned about their topic.
Here is a sample essay assignment. After reading the essay guidelines, students can do the following: Pick your topic from the list and post it on Blackboard. In your own words describe the essay assignment: what you have to do, what relevant assignments you will be asked to submit, and […]
Exercise: Students indicate whether example is a False Dilemma (Either/Or), Faulty Analogy (Bad Comparison), Appeal to Tradition, Appeal to Authority, or Circular Argument. See PowerPoint for definitions and examples.
This is a long and interesting piece on authority and autonomy. One suggestion is to select a few excerpts from the reading for a class discussion/ journal writing, etc. https://rintintin.colorado.edu/~vancecd/phil100/Wolff.pdf
Students brainstorm definitions of the word “authority.” They can also make connections with the authority fallacy. Next, they watch a video on the Milgram Obedience Study and explore several resources about the Louise Ogborn incident. Compliance Movie Trailer Video: The True Story of Compliance (23 minutes) Video: Louise Ogborn McDonalds […]
Review the 7 steps to problem solving here. Students can use the steps to analyze Humans of New York stories and/ or their own problems.