Teaching Formal Logic
LessonsLesson 1: Teaching Logic Restfully with Rigor (Preview Content)4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 2: Logic as a Core Discipline (Preview Content)3Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: Logic in One's Life and Study (Preview Content)2Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 3: Formal Logic vs. Informal Logic4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 4: The Classical Origin and Medieval Recovery of Logic4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 5: Formal Logic and the Three Acts of the Mind4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 6: Translating Arguments into Categorical Form4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 7: Relationships of Opposition4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 8: Relationships of Equivalence4Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 9: Categorical Syllogisms3Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 10: Determining Validity of Syllogisms3Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 11: Terms and Definitions3Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 12: Developing the End-of-Year Project4Topics|1 Quiz
End of Course TestEnd of Course Test: Formal Logic1 Quiz
Assignments and Action Steps
Create a lesson plan describing and explaining the following questions:
(1) Which objectives does this chapter fulfill?
(2) In what measurable ways can I assess how the students are not only learning, but also applying this objective?
(3) What does student success look like with regard to this objective?
(4) What dialectic should I integrate to enhance the objective?
(5) Which executive function skills should I expect of the students in approaching this objective?
(6) In what measurable ways can I assess the mastery of my integration, and the students’ approach to this objective?
I. Introduction to Syllogisms and Validity
Create some examples to help your students understand the difference between constructing validity and stating truths.
II. Arranging the Syllogism
Using the categorical headings for creating syllogism, create a checklist worksheet for students to help them organize the various items to consider when constructing and evaluating syllogisms.
Create a worksheet to help your students learn to ask the right questions when approaching an argument or position.
IV. Moods and Figures
Have the class cooperatively create a memorable mnemonic device, based on the one created by logicians of the Middle Ages. (Prepare one ahead of time to help guide the students to a successful end.)