Rhetoric Lessons from TED. Tweak Your Slides, 1/17/13. "Aristotle codified the very science and art of persuasion, while also engaging in one of the first forms of psychological analysis of the human mind’s response to the rhetorical appeals... One way to tap into the power of rhetoric is to study how great speakers apply the three appeals, ethos, pathos, and logos. Let’s take a look at how three TED presenters put rhetorical theory into practice in their presentations."
Work on making inferences through this fun murder mystery activity*! Students will play the role of detective and make assumptions based on clues surrounding a murder in a suburban neighborhood. At the end, they will be required to guess who the murderer
In this engaging activity, students will review eight different text message conversations in order to make inferences and draw conclusions. Students are required to cite evidence for each answer. This product also includes a page that has two blank phone conversations.
What is Critical Thinking? A Definition [I was so distracted by the fascinating drawings that I couldn't concentrate on the content, but this is an interesting video.