This is part 2 of our Logic curricula series.
Part one showed 3 awesome resources for Latin lessons for younger children (about 2nd grade and up).
Part 2 will give you a list of three helpful Latin resources for older children (about 6th grade and up).
If you are looking to becoming a centered, organized homeschooling parent, nurture happy, independent children and want to create smooth, successful homeschool days, then you are in the right place!
Let me know in comments what you know about this topic, what you have applied, what you have tried that worked, what you have tried that didn’t work and if you have any questions as we get into this training.
In this training, we are going to focus on part 2 of the homeschool Logic curriculum that we recommend and for you to consider.
As you watch or listen to this training, know that you will be able to get more information than what is included in this blog post.
I really want to encourage you to take the time to watch or listen and take notes.
This will be helpful to you now and in the future.
#1 Bad Logic Arguments
This is one of the most important and funnier approach to a deeper topic.
It presents information in a great way and it has very detailed illustrations.
These Logic lessons for kids are short and to the point. Love them!
Go beyond Logic puzzle books when you have older kids and use resources that you can have discussions about.
Cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other typical efforts at reasoning that really fail—as well as an adorable menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas—are included.
Because no one has been able to show otherwise, Rabbit believes that an unusual light in the sky must be a UFO (the appeal to ignorance).
And Lion does not think that greenhouse gas emissions are harmful to the environment because, if that were true, he would not be pleased with the outcome (the argument from consequences).
#2 The Fallacy Detective
This is the book that our homeschool co-op is using in a logic course for high schoolers.
It is fantastic! Basically, it is a more in-depth version of the Bad Arguments book above.
It goes many levels deeper and it offers great examples.
Teach kids logical fallacies, informal logic, problem solving skills and more with this book.
What exactly is a fallacy? A fallacy is a logical error that occurs when someone makes a logical error in his or her thought process.
This is a useful book for anyone who wants to learn how to identify typical fallacies in thinking.
- For children from the ages of twelve to adult.
- It’s enjoyable to use — you’ll acquire abilities you can put to use straight away.
- Cartoons such as Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes.
- This package contains The Fallacy Detective Game.
- Answer key is provided for the exercises.
#3 Introductory Logic Textbooks
This one is for older children, for sure, but it is possible for you to take the basic information and simplifying it for younger kids.
What I liked going through it myself (because I am a life-long learner and love Logic), is how many examples and ways of seeing the different arguments.
It comes with the student book, but you get so much help with the teacher’s textbook.
If you want to really bring it home and understand it much better, then get the DVD.
Formal logic might be frightening if you don’t have the necessary resources, but learning how to reason logically isn’t something that only “experts” should know.
Logic should be your hidden weapon. It is the tool that is used to learn how to utilize other tools.
When you clench your fist, the bones in your hand give it its shape (and knuckles).
With this in mind, we’ve meticulously constructed the Introductory Logic curriculum for ordinary students, instructors, and parents who have never dealt with syllogisms or fallacies before, but who understand how crucial it is to master logic in the first place.
#4 FIND GOOD ONLINE RESOURCES
And last, but not least, don’t forget that a good just as a strong human connection is important for support in your homeschooling journey, so is a strong connection with great online resources.
“The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.” -Harold B. Lee
Don’t be scared or intimidated to teach Logic to children.
Go to the Logic Part 1 training to learn about Logic books and resources for younger children.
As your children get older, you might want to get some of the resources mentioned in this training and start going through them on your own.
This will prepare you to be a few steps ahead so when you teach your children, you don’t get stuck.
Other Logic options:
- Picture puzzles
- Brain teasers
- Sudoku puzzles
- Crossword puzzles
- Word search
- Math puzzles