Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Students use dance to better understand the writing process. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use their critical thinking skills to connect dance with writing. Students 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
There Are Two Sides to Every Story
Learners examine point of view in real life and in fairy tales. In this point of view lesson, 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
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
Colonialism in Africa
Young scholars 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.
11th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 8 Downloads
Is Gulf War Syndrome a Significant Health Issue the U.S. Government has Tried to Cover Up?
High schoolers examine the issues surrounding Gulf War Syndrome. In groups, they analyze evidence from the war and medical information. They participate in a debate in which they support their feelings on whether the government of the United States tried to hide this issue from the Americacn public.
9th - 12th Health 9 Views 21 Downloads
Land is the Basis of All Independence
Students develop debating and analytical thinking skills. They take a position in the Back-to-Africa discussion, based upon any readings and the two opposing essays they read. In groups, they discuss an issue from two different points of view.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 47 Downloads
Natural Disasters and the Five Themes of Geography
Have your class do research on natural disasters and create a presentation using this resource. In completing this activity, learners apply the five geography themes to their research. They write a paper describing their results. It's a great way to provide a cross-curricular approach.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 189 Downloads
Tales from Arabia
Third graders explore and develop interest in reading of foreign lands through the reading of The Arabian Nights and a variety of Cinderella stories. Students participate in a variety of folk literature activities. Students recognize the voice in different books.
3rd Social Studies & History 19 Views 21 Downloads
The Gullah People of the Sea Islands
Eighth graders examine the lives of the Gullah-Geechee people. In this unique cultures lesson, 8th graders explore music, language, and slavery of the Gullah-Geechee people from the southern low-country in the United States. Students interpret maps, research language, perform a folktale, and complete a memory box.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Students participate in a variety of lessons and activities to learn about Diego Rivera and his art. They write a paper about him and view samples of his art work. Based on a piece of Diego Rivera's art, students write a creative story. They create metaphors and similes to go with the art.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 55 Downloads
Electricity--More Power to Ya!
Fourth graders use research tools to access and synthesize information. They gather and manipulate data using technology. Research and study the components of an electrical circuit. Create a brochure that demonstrates knowledge of how to make an electrical circuit or etc.
4th Science 4 Views 49 Downloads
Analyzing Newspapers Past And Present & Creating a Modern Reproduction of a Chosen Periodical From the Early 1900's.
Students explore different components that most newspapers share. They determine how to find resources using the CHNC web site by keyword searches. They explore linguistic and sociological differences in different time periods.
6th - 10th Language Arts 10 Views 51 Downloads
How many isosceles triangles can you find?
Seventh graders recognize the characteristics of isosceles triangles. In this isosceles triangle lesson plan, 7th graders use geoboards to create isosceles triangles. Students record results and explain why they have an isosceles triangle.
7th Math 4 Views 19 Downloads
Teams in the Field
Students conduct team interviews outside the classroom, either within the school or beyond, as part of a fieldwork project. They use reasoning skills as they formulate questions, plan, predict, hypothesize, and speculate about the interviews.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR'S "BEYOND VIETNAM"
High schoolers use primary sources to analyze the reasons Dr. King spoke out against the war in Vietnam. To place King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech into historical, social and political context. To broaden the view of King beyond that of just a civil rights leader.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads