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Detecting Logical Fallacies, Part One
Live course taught by Tammy Parker for Fall 2024 Middle School Critical Thinking

Learn 15 different logical fallacies -- and develop the skills, tools, and habits of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically and clearly. Critical thinking is a must for all students!

Instructor: Tammy Parker

Course Description: Middle school is a great time to introduce formal logic! Your student's brain has reached a point of neurological development where he or she is ready to grapple with and consider material in a logical manner. This course combines the concrete with the abstract with a method that will lead your student to develop a habit of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically. By skillfully and methodically completing this course, your student will know the concepts surrounding 15 different fallacies -- and gain the ability to decipher, analyze, and contend with logical fallacies. Following this course, continue exploring the topic by signing up for Detecting Logical Fallacies, Part Two.

Special notes

This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two offered in the spring.

Total classes


Class dates

Tuesdays, September 10 to December 3, 2024. (No class Nov. 26)

Starting time

4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 PM Central; 2:00 PM Mountain; 1:00 PM Pacific)


45 minutes



Suggested grade level

7th to 9th grade. Mature 6th-grade or interested older High School students are also welcome.

Suggested credit

One full semester Formal Logic


Course Outline:

Class 1: Introduction & Lesson 1

Class 2: Lessons 2 & 3

Class 3: Lessons 4 & 5

Class 4: Lessons 6 & 7

Class 5: Lessons 8 & 9

Class 6: Lesson 10 & Prep for Mid-Term

Class 7: Lessons 11 & 12

Class 8: Lessons 13 & 14

Class 9: Lessons 15 & 16

Class 10: Lessons 17 & 18

Class 11: Lessons 19 & 20

Class 12: Lesson 21 & Prep for Final Exam


  • Students require BOTH the book AND the online access listed below.


    The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn

    ISBN:9780974531595 OR 9780974531571.

  • Note: Utilizing a used copy of any edition that contains all the lessons (even if the Lessons are numbered differently) is fine and often more affordable (see BookFinder.com).

  • This course covers the first parts of this book (Part Two will briefly review the first parts and then cover the last parts).

    ONLINE: Join the Quizlet class for this course and utilize its sets on Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.) A link to join the specific Quizlet class for this course will be posted on the course page.


Students will work on about two chapters per week. Parents should note that the answer key in the back of the textbook is for students to self-grade as practice for their weekly work and to prepare for the class discussions. In addition to the Practice Questions using each of the textbook’s lessons (self-evaluated and reported on Caravel), there are Quizlet Terms/Definitions and Tests: 4 Quizzes, a Mid-Term, and a Final Exam (all graded on Caravel).


Fee: For all 12 classes: $187 if you register on or before July 15, $207 if you register after July 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course name
Detecting Logical Fallacies, Part One
Tammy Parker
Fall 2024
Logic ➤ Critical Thinking
Grade level
Middle School
Course type
Seats available
28 seats available
Seats remaining
26 seats remaining
Start time
September 10th, 2024 at 4:00 PM ET
End time
December 3rd, 2024 at 6:00 PM ET
Access start time
August 27th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Access end time
June 30th, 2025 at 12:00 AM ET
Enrollment availability start time
April 3rd, 2024 at 1:29 PM ET
Early enrollment discount ends
July 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Late enrollment penalty start time
September 3rd, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Enrollment availability end time
September 6th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Relative due dates
Relative due dates are disabled for this course.

Tammy Parker is the founder of PMA (Professional Mentor Associates), formally Pine Meadows Academy, which offers Accountability Mentoring, Mom Mentoring, Tutoring, Consulting, and Life Coaching. Over the past thirty years, in addition to homeschooling her six children, she has educated a plethora of students. She is also the Executive Director of Good Counsel Careers and is an instructor for Homeschool Connections, specializing in Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, Literature, and Logic. Early in life, Tammy obtained a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Michigan State University, working directly in this field. As her true passion for education and mentoring became evident, she began sharing her experience and expertise to help others succeed and ignite their own passion for becoming lifelong learners.

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