Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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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
New Review The Crucible: A Unit Plan
Arthur Miller's The Crucible certainly does ask questions which put readers "squarely in front of themselves." This unit plan for Miller's play, set in Salem during the 1692 witch trials, asks readers to consider the motives that set the events in motion.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 0 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
Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy
Mature audiences are required for this lesson on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public policies in different countries.
10th - 12th Health 14 Views 11 Downloads
Geography/Current Events Project
Fourth graders review the five themes of geography as a class. Using the Balkan region, they identify the physical and human characteristics and label the countries and landforms on a map. They answer geographical questions and analyze information.
4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 28 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
Concept Attainment Lesson: Metaphors
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This is a quick and easy way to help your class better understand these concepts.
6th Language Arts 10 Views 76 Downloads
Creature creation - an elaboration writing activity
Fourth graders exercise and improve their elaboration skills by engaging in this creative writing activity. They practice their narrative writing abilities and use higher-order thinking skills by creating a representation of an imaginary animal that could live on the Coastal Plain.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Learners discover competition and trickery by participating in a class game. They participate in a role-playing game called "Survivor" in which learners utilize critical thinking skills to identify who is the "Bad Guy." Students win the game by being the last person in.
1st - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 86 Downloads
The Water Cycle: States of Water
Elementary schoolers explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments. Learners interpret these movements through dance. The combination of movement and Earth science is most-unique!
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 40 Downloads
Firefighting and Community in Colonial America
Students view two unknown historical objects and try to identify their function by looking at and asking questions of their appearance and function. They use critical thinking skills to view a number of images and objects. They make educated assumptions about urban planning, community, and home construction in colonial Boston.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Pick a Pet
Students design informational materials to educate people on the importance of matching a new pet to the family's lifestyle and living arrangements. Students use critical thinking skills to make a decision on the appropriate choice for a family pet.
K - 1st Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Students, working in a team or group, utilize critical thinking skills to formulate a hypothesis on the end results of their experiment. They interact with and experiment with a deep bowl or wide-mouth jar, water, a wooden block, balance scale, and masking tape.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
In His Footsteps: Former Slave George Gilmore at Montpelier
Students explore the life of former slave George Gilmore. For this US History lesson, students analyze primary source documents and use data from these selections to inform the decision making process. Students demonstrate reasoning skills to explain their response to a controversial situation.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download