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When teaching students how to map arguments, we recommend starting off with physical manipulatives (like index cards and pipe cleaners) before introducing them to the argument mapping software you will learn about in Lesson 6. Watch this video for additional advice on how to best introduce students to arguments with multiple premises and different kinds of structures.

You can find videos, slides, and a lesson plan for Lesson 4 here: (practice worksheets that cover Lessons 4 and 5 are in the Lesson 5 folder)

If you’d like to create your own arguments and/or argument maps, or have students create their own, you can find short arguments on both sides of current events (plus sources) at

Now that you have completed this lesson on argument structures, take this final quiz. By passing the quiz, you will be able to move on to the next lesson.