Friday, October 31, 2008

Election Propaganda and Fallacies

Last year, we enjoyed going through the book Fallacy Detective, by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn. Did you know that at the Fallacy Detective website there are videos, articles, blog links, audio lessons, and a even an e-newsletter, the Fallacy Detective News, to help you and your kids sharpen your critical thinking skills? It's a fabulous resource, and during election time especially, there is no shortage of material on which to practice!

This week's exercise is Name the Propaganda. It's really interesting! Click on over to watch the Youtube videos and see if you can determine what type of propaganda is being used. Last week's was equally good, about fallacies in both campaigns.

A simple man believes anything,
but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
Proverbs 14:15

It is not good to have zeal without knowledge,
nor to be hasty and miss the way.
Proverbs 19:2

Test everything. Hold on to the good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21

1 comment:

Sandy said...

What a great link! We love that book.


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