Critical Thinking Skills Teacher Resources
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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...
6th English Language Arts
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...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Create Your Own Country Project
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
Understanding First Jobs
Eighth graders consider what it takes to get through the interview process by conducting one. They create interview questions to use as they dig for the truth about first jobs and they interview each other. After the interviews they get...
8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Debating Controversial Issues: Integrating Science and Current Events
In order to give young scientists experience with critical thinking skills, introduce them to a current controversy and prepare them to debate. Choose a topic, such as genetically modified organisms, and assign groups to represent...
9th - 12th Science
A BIOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY: USING THE LITTLE PRINCE TO EXPLORE BIOGRAPHY & CREAIVE WRITING
Learners integrate Author and Biography study with Students personal perspective. They make connections between research and creative writing. Learners enrich research and critical thinking skills. They encourage students to think about...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Solar Kit Lesson #8 - Positioning Solar Panels II: Explorations with Stationary Panels
This lesson is preparation-intensive, but well worth the investment. You will construct five or six portable testing stations with which lab groups will gather data on the best position for collecting sunlight with a solar panel. This is...
6th - 9th Science