Welcome to the Art of Persuasion class for Kids in College 2017 at Ohio University Lancaster campus. The following materials are for the students in this class.
Day 1: Fake News
Fake News exercise. Using the worksheet questions, try to determine if this article is fake, satire, biased, unreliable, or reliable.
- “More Americans Willing to Accept Female Wonder Woman.” http://www.theonion.com/article/report-more-americans-willing-accept-female-wonder-56170.
- Closing A Chapter: Last Night A Construction Crew Took Down The Controversial 400-Foot Statue Of Hitler That Welcomes Visitors To Wisconsin. http://www.clickhole.com/article/closing-chapter-last-night-construction-crew-took–6091
- Elizabeth Warren Might Get Her Very Own Action Figure.
- The Amish In America Commit Their Vote To Donald Trump; Mathematically Guaranteeing Him A Presidential Victory
- Massive Arrest Blind Sides Democratic Party, Look What They Were Just Caught Doing
- Alex Honnold Scales El Capitan Without Ropes, And The Climbing World Reels
- Dave Ramsey Puts Federal Government On Strict Envelope Budget Plan
- Another Person Investigating The Clintons Turns Up Dead.
- HLC Approves Mount Pleasant Demolition
- Man dies after flesh-eating bacteria infects new tattoo
Day 4: Argument and Rhetoric
Activity: Look at the following articles. Identify the claim and reasons, keeping a lookout for logical fallacies. Then, determine if logos, ethos, or pathos is the dominant rhetorical technique in the articles. Lastly, note any particular language and ideology present in the article.