Critical Thinking Skills Activities High School
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This lesson will encourage students to use primary sources in conjunction with the video “The 19th Amendment: A Woman’s Right to Vote” and the timeline found on Annenberg Classroom to understand how various events contributed to the changing views and attitudes on women’s suffrage leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
In addition to providing a wealth of outside information resources, the handbook details how thinking critically can help students while they are in high school and in the future: “Improving students’ critical thinking skills will help students: Other sites, such as Edutopia.org, are constantly updated with new information to provide teachers with the most current information possible.
High school students can develop critical thinking skills in various ways.
One of the best ways to help students develop and practice critical thinking skills is to have them respond to open-ended questions that cannot simply be answered via standard research methods.
“Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and develop reasonable solutions,” reads the site’s About Us page.
“After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking.” Therefore it’s no surprise that the site provides many free online resources for high school teachers, as well as other materials that can be ordered online for a small fee.