Sep 24

Humor and Persuasion

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Image Via Romanna Klee on Flickr

This morning, after reading a McSweeny’s article and thinking about how it could be used in a History classroom, I came to the realization that the majority of  “news sources” in my Feedly reader are all either satirical or could be considered at least somewhat humorous.

After thinking about why that is the case, I started brainstorming how a Language Arts class could connect the concept of humor into a writing unit through an essential question phrased something like following:

“Is humor an effective form of written communication and persuasion when compared to other forms of writing?”

I’ve started to brainstorm some big goals, lesson ideas, and resources for this unit. I’d love some feedback!

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