Digital Logical Fallacies Teaching Unit: Activities, Quiz, Sketch Notes


This digital logical fallacy teaching unit runs on the Google platform. It includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about logical fallacies. This lesson is ideal for informational text units and argumentative writing units.

This DIGITAL file includes a PDF with links to these resources:

– An editable, 48 slide Google Slide presentation for direct instruction

– A Google Doc with logical fallacy assignments

– A Google Slide with logical fallacy sketch notes and a BINGO activity

– A Google Form Logical Fallacy quiz

The Google Slides presentation introduces students to the logical fallacies, shows students what the fallacies look like, and provide examples with explanation.

Logical Fallacies Taught:

  • Ad hominem
  • Ad populum
  • Begging the Question
  • Circular Reasoning
  • False Analogy
  • Hasty Generalizations
  • Non-Sequitur
  • Post hoc ergo propter hoc
  • Red Herring
  • Slippery Slope
  • Straw Man

The supplementary material includes:

– A suggested lesson plan guide for six days

– Logical Fallacy Sketch Notes

– Logical Fallacy Student Reference Sheet

– A 3-column fallacy organizer

– A logical fallacy scavenger hunt collaborative activity

– A worksheet where students identify fallacies

– Logical Fallacy B-I-N-G-O

– A Quiz

– Answer Keys

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