Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Your Logical Fallacy Is - Website and Posters Explaining Logical Fallacies

When I taught current events to ninth grade students the first unit I taught was about recognizing bias, propaganda, and logical fallacies. Today, through a Tweet by Lee Lefever, I found a nice website that I wish I had had when I was teaching that class.

Your Logical Fallacy Is provides short explanations and examples of twenty-four common logical fallacies. Visitors to the site can click through the gallery to read the examples. Your Logical Fallacy Is also provides free PDF poster files that you can download and print. I dropped one of these posters into for easy embedding into this blog post.

Applications for Education
Part of being a good consumer of information is being able to recognize when an argument contains a fallacy. The resources from Your Logical Fallacy Is could be helpful aids in teaching students to recognize fallacies.