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Tools Of Persuasion

Evaluate the author's use of tools of persuasion (e.g., name calling, endorsement, repetition, air and rebut the other side's point of view, association, stereotypes, bandwagon, plain folks, tabloid thinking, shock tactics and fear, intertextual references, card stacking, slanted words, glittering generalities, false syllogisms,etc.).  Recognize and evaluate persuasive techniques such as propaganda and bias in different media.  Compare multiple texts in different media to evaluate for bias.   

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Screaming Forest, Part 2 of 3
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Part 2 of an art video.  Moving feet, grasping hands, and other isolated body parts are superimposed in front of and behind the blowing and falling trees, with clouds of smoke in the background; accompaniment includes drums, sticks, barking (1:06).
July 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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Not Right For WatchKnowLearn
Ages: 13 - 18
Screaming Forest, Part 1 of 3
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Part 1 of an artfully-crafted wordless art video visually describing the destruction of a natural forest.  Set to dramatic music.  A blood-red, bowed, beared, downcast human head - with a crown of thorns? - is featured behind the blowing tree limbs a... [more]
July 11, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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