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Develop the critical thinking and technology skills of your class members through debate. After selecting a topic, groups research the material available, and prepare for a debate on the issues. A provided Inspiration outline and a PowerPoint illustrate the closing arguments. Links to a list of debate topics, a rubric, and a detailed assignment sheet are included.
Discuss your class' vision of the future. Learners create materials for use in a time capsule. They write letters to explain their contribution and provide photos. Afterwards, they use higher-level thinking skills to reflect on why they wrote what they did, and share their findings.
In this thinking skills instructional activity, students read three clues to figure out which of three pictures of geometric shapes is the correct one. Students draw an X on each shape that doesn't fit the clues. Students circle the correct shape. This page would need to be duplicated in color.
For this thinking skills worksheet, students read 3 clues to determine which fruit (from four choices) is the correct one. Students draw an X on each fruit that does not fit the clues and circle the correct fruit. The clues refer to the color of the fruit, so this page would need to be duplicated in color.
In this thinking skills worksheet, students read 3 clues to determine which number (from four choices) is the correct one. Students draw an X on each number that does not fit the clues and circle the correct number. Note: The directions tell students to choose the correct shape, but these are numbers.