Across The Disciplines
Foster Your Students' Critical Thinking
Skills With Our Free Curriculum!
Developed by active high school humanities and STEM teachers, Zach Cresswell and William Reusch, this free critical thinking curriculum is a game-changer for K-12 education.
Generously funded by Heterodox Academy, this comprehensive curriculum equips students with essential critical thinking skills that are desperately needed in today's society.
Flexible and adaptable, this curriculum is designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing courses as a supplemental element. It provides a framework and a curated collection of resources, allowing you to make it your own and tailor it to the unique needs of your students.
We understand that educators often feel shackled to rigid curricula, but with this curriculum, you have the freedom to eliminate or extend content, encourage deeper classroom discussions, or incorporate additional resources.
Grade Recommendation: 11th & 12th grade
Estimated Instructional Time: Varies based on pacing, reading resources & modifications made.
What features are included?
These are some of the features and resources included in the curriculum:
👨🏫 Comprehensive Lessons & Activities: The curriculum provides a structured framework with detailed lessons and activities designed to promote critical thinking skills.
👨🏫 Recommended Resources: The curriculum suggests relevant books and resources to supplement learning, including titles such as "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman and "You Are Not So Smart" by David McRaney.
👨🏫 Teacher Guides: The curriculum includes teacher guides that provide additional support, explanations, and guidance for implementing the lessons effectively.
👨🏫 Slide Presentations: Slide presentations accompany various lessons, offering visual aids and engaging content to enhance student understanding.
👨🏫 Videos: The curriculum incorporates video resources, such as videos on System 1 and System 2 thinking, to further illustrate key concepts and engage students.
👨🏫 Worksheets and Activities: Various worksheets and activities are included to reinforce learning and encourage students to apply critical thinking skills in practical scenarios.
👨🏫 Key Terms: The curriculum provides a list of key terms, ensuring students grasp important concepts and develop a shared vocabulary related to critical thinking.
👨🏫 Assignment Options: The curriculum offers different assignment options, including debates, discussions, and written assignments, allowing teachers to tailor activities to their students' needs and preferences.
Our curriculum is designed to equip educators with a well-rounded and easily accessible toolkit to foster critical thinking skills among their students and promote engaging and thought-provoking discussions and activities.
What information is covered in this curriculum?
Featuring a breakdown of five comprehensive units, our curriculum covers a wide range of critical thinking topics that empower students to evaluate, analyze, and reason effectively. Let's take a closer look:
Unit 1 - Thinking Clearly: Exploring Human Nature and Moral Frameworks
Unit 2 - Civics: Understanding the Constitutional Structure and Political Thought
Unit 3 - Logical Reasoning: Mastering Formal Logic and Reasoning Techniques
Unit 4 - Media: Analyzing Media Bias and Current Events
Unit 5 - Social Structures: Unveiling Societal Structures and Patterns
So, what are you waiting for?
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