Critical Thinking Skills Teacher Resources
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American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use maps, research, and discussion to complete this fun and engaging task.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 17 Downloads
Curriculum Connections with Keiko Kasza
Learners read books by the author Keiko Kasza and complete critical thinking skills, and connections to different subjects. In this language lesson plan, students connect the books to language arts, social studies, science, math, health, and more.
2nd - 5th Math 4 Views 56 Downloads
Lessons in Drama: Learning About American Political Thought
Students develop critical thinking skills so that they may produce their own written plays or music from their thoughts and feelings. They express their thoughts based on what has been presented to them over the duration of the course.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Defining success: A debate about success encourages critical thinking skills
Young scholars develop critical thinking skills while exploring new ideas about success, discuss people they consider to be successful, and identify how they measure or define their own personal success.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 9 Downloads
There Are Two Sides to Every Story
Students examine point of view in real life and in fairy tales. In this point of view instructional activity, students discuss how people see things such as television shows from different points of view. They listen to two versions of The Story of the Three Little Pigs before writing another fairy tale from a different point of view.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Learners use dance to better understand the writing process. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use their critical thinking skills to connect dance with writing. Learners use thinking maps to follow the writing process, write a family story, and then dance it out.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Colonialism in Africa
Students examine Africa from a regional perspective. They appreciate the historic and geographic relationships that unite and divide the regions of Africa. Students create a comprehensive document outlining problems in the assigned region. They employ critical thinking skills to suggest solutions for regional concerns.
11th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 8 Downloads
Forming, Answering, and Scoring Open Ended Questions
Students explore higher level thinking. They develop their critical thinking skills by answering open ended questions. Students work cooperatively and make and explain connections between texts and their personal lives. Students use scoring rubrics for peer feedback and evaluations as well as self-reflections.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Middle schoolers make predictions about the novel The Giver. In this reading comprehension lesson students read and discuss the title and cover of the novel. Middle schoolers will then complete a graphic organizer to structure their thoughts and engage in critical thinking skills.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 125 Downloads
Pam Wu's Teaching Portfolio
Students explore the Chinese New Year through Scholastic News magazine. In this cultural awareness lesson, students use a thinking map to develop their critical thinking skills pertaining to the Chinese New Year. Students compose positive blessings and distribute them to their Kindergarten buddies as a way to celebrate Chinese New Year.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain the circuit path and test the conductivity of a variety of materials.
3rd - 8th Science 83 Views 427 Downloads
Detective Fiction: Focus On Critical Thinking
Turn your 6th graders into detectives while growing their love of reading. Using critical thinking skills, they will be able to describe the five basic elements of detective fiction, read detective novels, make predictions, use the scientific method, and write their own detective story.
6th Language Arts 41 Views 109 Downloads
Celebrating 100 Years of Negro Leagues Baseball
Ninth graders locate original locations of Negro Leagues Baseball teams using latitude and longitude, calculate distances between locations using maps and/or Internet resources, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast travel over the past century.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Happiness is A Warm Puppy
Students investigate dog breeds and write a short story from a dog's perspective. In this dog research and writing lesson, students watch the film, "Dog: The Early Years. They apply critical thinking skills to determine which type of dog would be best for them before writing a short story from a dog's perspective.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Basic Critical Thinking Skills: Claims and Issues
A key component of critical thinking is to be able to present and support a claim. Clarify for your learners the difference between claims and issues with a 11-slide presentation. Specific examples illustrate each concept.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads