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Practical Critical Thinking

Problem-Solving, Reasoning, Logic, Arguments

Grades: 9-12+

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

Grades: 9-12+

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

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**A highly recommended Teacher's Manual is sold separately for this product.**

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This colorful 384-page book engages students in the study of critical thinking. It lays a strong foundation in the important cognitive skills necessary for critical thinking, such as comprehension, analysis, evaluation, construction, creativity, and communication. Through fun and concrete activities—including Thought Experiments, Student Polls, Practice Sessions, Games and Puzzles, Predictions, and Important Takeaways—students explore topics essential to critical thinking, gaining tools that will help them apply critical thinking directly to their own lives. Additional individual and group activities are included to reinforce student learning as they explore topics such as:
     •  The Basics of Critical Thinking
     •  Obstacles to Critical Thinking
     •  Evaluating Evidence
     •  Creative Problem-Solving
     •  Ambiguity, Vagueness, and Doublespeak
     •  Arguments
     •  Informal Fallacies
     •  Advertising
     •  Eyewitness Testimony, Direct & Circumstantial Evidence

Instruction/Answer Guide - Sold SeparatelyHighly Recommended!
This student book should be used with the detailed, 304-page, Teacher's Manual which is purchased separately. The Teacher's Manual physical book is in black and white, but the eBook version is in color.

Product Details

Item#: 01211PBP
Author(s): Catherine Connors-Nelson
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-664-0
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-664-0
Pages: 384, color (perforated)


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"The learning strategies employed in Practical Critical Thinking take into account the unique qualities of the adolescent brain. Consequently, students find the material both enjoyable and easy to absorb. It is organized and expressed in such a way as to maximize attention and encourage motivation through fun, concrete activities that create positive learning experiences. Chapters are divided into concise, digestible sections that engage students in the processes of elaborating, verbalizing, sharing, writing, and drawing, mixing concrete experiences with symbolic and abstract learning. Novelty and prediction are consistently used as a means of arousing students' curiosity, making them active participants in the learning process. As a result, students buy into the concepts presented and quickly develop the practice of using these skills in their daily lives, the benefits of which are immediate and far-reaching. " - Tillywig Brain Child Award Review,