Are you studying logical fallacies with your kids? If you're not, you should! And this printable logical fallacy poster from YourLogicalFallacyIs.com can help. It lists and describes 24 different logical fallacies that we frequently encounter.
"A logical fallacy is usually what has happened when someone is wrong about something. It's a flaw in reasoning. They're like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people."
If you use The Fallacy Detective to introduce logical fallacies like we do, this poster (and the whole website even) would be a great supplement to the reading.
And make sure you bookmark YourLogicalFallacyIs.com so that you can refer to it when you encounter fallacies during that day — whether it be in the media or in conversations. It can be a great learning tool as you look up the name and definition of particular fallacies.
PLEASE NOTE: If you read through the examples on the chart, you'll notice that the authors evidence their bias on various topics such as gay marriage, evolution, creation, and global warming. While this might be offensive to some (and you can obviously use your own discretion about using the chart or not), the examples still illustrate the various logical fallacies — some better than others.
On the other hand, you might find that the biased examples kick off an interesting discussion about these controversial subjects with your children. And you might even have your children come up with more even-handed examples of each fallacy on their own.
Rachel R. says
Thank You! My girls enjoyed the book, and will love this chart. It is about time we went back over these again.