Aristotle and Clean Technology (ELA)



In this lesson, students will be introduced to the persuasive appeals (logos, ethos, pathos) developed by Aristotle. They will gain understanding of the use of rhetoric in developing a purpose or argument. They will use this knowledge to analyze an article on clean technology, and learn to recognize the effective use of each appeal in developing the author's stance on this topic.

Lesson Time

2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • students will understand the use of argumentation techniques
  • students will understand the rhetoric of informational materials

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