Friday, March 9, 2012

You will want to try this course in your homeschool!

The Art of Argument by Classical Academic Press
3920 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Camp Hill, PA 17011

This curriculum includes a student text, a teacher text and an instructional DVD. The texts are paperbacks of approximately 230 pages. The two textbooks contain exactly the same pages with the exception that the teacher book has the answers filled in on the questions. This is a complete course that takes about a semester to complete. It teaches about all the fallacies and about logic. This course is helpful in preparing students for debate, mock trial and other forensics endeavors. In fact, my student is a Bible quizzer and it has helped her in preparing her contests for the judges.

I was expecting my 9th grader to be resistant to having this course added to her daily workload but she was fascinated from the moment I gave her the book. It is one of her favorite subjects of the day. I also found the course very interesting and I can truly say we have enjoyed every minute of this course. I think this is a course that would enhance every homeschoolers course of study.

In addition to a thorough explanation of each of the fallacies, there are great “plays” featuring Socrates that we enjoyed reading together and other interesting illustrations that “brought home” the concepts.

The Art of Argument, Basic Bundle (3 items listed above) is $88.95. I believe this course would be appropriate for any middle or high schooler. See more about this product at

I received this product free of charge for review purposes.

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