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185 resources with the concept arguments

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Writing to Argue

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students write an argument using a clear structure and argumentative techniques. In this persuasive writing lesson, students brainstorm, write, and peer edit an argumentative essay. Worksheets include the prompt, facts and quotes, and a...
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Advertising as Argument

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine print ads to determine purpose and audience and create an analysis presentation for the lesson. In this advertising lesson, 12th graders view ad slogans and discuss the products and purpose for each ad. Students...
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Emotion or Reason?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars use persuasive devices to construct oral or written arguments. For this arguments lesson, students discuss the types of persuasive devices used in arguments and form groups to select a topic to research. Young scholars...
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Reading Non-Fiction Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how different stages of the argument are placed in separate paragraphs. In this writing stages lesson, students reassemble an article cut into paragraphs, citing their rationale.  Students write an additional paragraph...
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Argument

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students write and discuss opposing points of view. In this argument lesson, students learn to understand what an argument is and they get to argue one side of a disagreement. An alternative written assignment is provided. A worksheet is...
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Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners study ten fallacies that represent the most common mistakes in reasoning. In groups, students evaluate given arguments and identify the fallacy and/or bobby-trap in each one. Learners study larger arguments and discover...
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The Game of Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study vocabulary words and explore persuasive speaking. In groups, they support a given argument and generate ideas for a a persuasive speech. They discuss powerful words and strategies for persuasion. Students write a...
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Seeing Both Sides of an Issue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop arguments on both sides of an issue to see how it feels to understand opposing views. They try to think of all the reasons they might take the opposite position on the same statement: My way of doing things is the best...
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Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and distinguish between deductive and inductive arguments. They produce, construct and evaluate deductive and inductive arguments. Each student reviews a list of key terms dealing with both types of arguments and...
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Building a Better Argument

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the major components of arguments. They deconstruct several arguments in order to relate the differences between premises and conclusions. Students review several documents and identify the way arguments can be...
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Taming the Mighty Dragon

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students incorporate the five themes of geography to study the Yangtze river region. They analyze the possible effects of the three rivers gorge damn project on this area and role play a float the entire length of this dangerous river...
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Constructing Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how arguments are constructed in order to make them effective. They identify the features of a balanced written argument and students construct an effective argument.
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Kirit C. Shah, M.D. v. Stan Harris and Nancy Harris Lesson 1: One Case, Two Sides

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars examine how lawyers prepare their arguments. They realize that both sides of a legal case may use the same cases as precedents in their positions. They find decisions of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of...
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Using Pictures and Slogans to Persuade an Audience!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss how writers use various techniques to persuade an audience and examine examples used in the media. They interpret their thoughts and feelings about pictures, symbols and slogans and create an advertisement using the...
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Islam - Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, Panel Debate Teacher's Information

For Students 8th - 10th
In this panel debate worksheet, students argue their assigned character's viewpoint regarding the importance of reading religious material. The worksheet is a guide for teacher's to utilize when holding a panel debate in class.
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HOT TOPICS OF THE MISSISSIPPI

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use a five-step process to write a persuasive essay about an issue that is related to the Mississippi River. Students build an argument based on prior knowledge and information from a variety of sources. Students base their...
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How Are Boundaries Made, Kept, Broken?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the different perspectives of Igbo women. They simulate a silent debate in response to the question, "Is the Igbo society sexist?" They write their response to the question and exchange papers with their partner as the...