Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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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
Is Gulf War Syndrome a Significant Health Issue the U.S. Government has Tried to Cover Up?
Learners 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 64 Views 187 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
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
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
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
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 instructional activity, 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
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR'S "BEYOND VIETNAM"
Students 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
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
Third graders perform various experiments to show the flow of energy that causes heat. In this heat lesson, 3rd graders understand how heat is transferred or trapped. Students use the scientific method and critical thinking skills to observe changes in heat.
3rd Science 12 Views 58 Downloads
I Am Me and Nobody Else!
Read a short poem about emotion to your elementary schoolers. "Trapped," written by a fourth grader in Chicago, Illinois, is about how the author deals with her emotions during difficult times. There is a list of questions provided to discuss with your young readers.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
My Home of North Dakota
Discuss the people, history and geography of North Dakota using this resource. Learners use a variety of sources to do research on North Dakota and present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation. They answer questions involving higher-order thinking skills as they work on their projects.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads