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The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More

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We’re learning about fallacies in my Theory of Knowledge class this week. Students are developing their own definitions for many of them, and then they’ll be creating their own commercials that will use at least four fallacies that the class will have to identify.

As part of learning about the different fallacies, I’ve put together some multimedia resources, including useful commercials that illustrate some of them (and which they then have to identify). Here are some. I hope that readers will suggest more:

Here’s a great infographic from Information is Beautiful.

Here’s a useful clip from The West Wing.

An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments is a freely available online book that has wonderful illustrations of logical fallacies.

Here are some examples from it:

Slippery Slope:

Illustrated-Fallacies-Slippery-Slope

Straw Man:

strawman

Appeal To Bandwagon:

appeal_to_bandwagon

The PBS Idea Channel has released a series of videos about logical fallacies:

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. This great, Larry. I’m sharing with my fellow teachers and friends on Facebook! Thanks!

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