YourLogicalFallacyIs.com – Thou shall not commit
A logical fallacy is “usually what has happened when someone is wrong about something.” The YourLogicalFallacyIs website provides 24 examples of logical fallacies, within which you will find a definition, a description, and an example of the particular fallacy in action. Do you know what a ‘strawman’ is? How about a ‘Texas sharpshooter’ or ‘the loaded question’ fallacy? This site will answer these questions and help you understand how they are used.
- A free poster is available for download and print so that you can add this resource to your classroom bulletin board.
- Have students provides their own illustrations or icons to represent a particular fallacy.
- Collect a series of stories, political speeches, or other pieces of work and ask students to conduct a scavenger hunt looking for particular fallacies. Turn the activity into a bingo game by creating game boards with the site’s free poster or design your own.
Many thanks to Richard Byrne over at FreeTech4Teachers for re-tweeting this find from Lee Lefever.