objective: students will evaluate the sufficiency, validity, and relevance of points made in an argument.
Review the presentations on Logical Fallacies, Evaluating Evidence, and Propaganda Techniques.
Assignment: Skill Repetition
Identify two of Captain Beatty’s reasons for why the firemen are necessary. Then evaluate the validity of his thinking and evidence that he provides to support his claims. As you write, note any logical fallacies or propaganda techniques that you saw in the argument. Practice introducing, including, citing, and explaining textual evidence.