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Logic Lessons: Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, May 1

TimeApril 12, 2012

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Logic & Rhetoric

Tuesday, April 17

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “Man is by nature a political animal.” –Aristotle
  • Political speech refresher discussion
  • Review rubric guidelines
  • Revisit topic areas to be debated
  • Provide overview of speaking format and styles (written and impromptu)
  • Complete worksheet regarding political platform
  • Due at the end of the class

Thursday, April 19

  • Distribute worksheet information
  • Review guidelines for asking questions of candidates
  • Work on questions for each candidate – ½ due at the end of class, other ½ homework
  • Practice answering questions with limited preparation time
  • Homework: finish remaining questions

Friday, April 20

  • Memorization quiz
  • Speaking practice drills
  • Focus on impromptu style speaking and questioning
  • Due: Final questions for political panels

Tuesday, April 24

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.” – GK Chesterton”
  • Begin political debate panel 1: Improving JPG
  • Speakers provide opening statements
  • Audience members ask questions to two speakers
  • Speakers provide closing statements
  • Class votes on favorite candidate/argumentation from the panel

Thursday, April 26

  • Weekly quote memorization quiz
  • Begin political debate panel 2: Improving Lafayette
  • Speakers provide opening statements
  • Audience members ask questions to two speakers
  • Speakers provide closing statements
  • Class votes on favorite candidate/argumentation from the panel