I am increasingly enthusiastic about using this course to teach my students to think so that they move into the world equipped to judge a claim wisely on its merits.
This ability will be far more important than any content I might teach and will produce results across the entire curriculum.
As students reviewed the sources I provided, they made the conclusion I see regularly: they believed the most recent source without considering that it was the age of the source and not its merits that was swaying them.
But then one student stopped and asked her group, “Who is this guy? ” They began to look more closely at the author of the source, Jared Diamond, and the more they looked the more questions they asked.
The chief aim of any teacher is to equip our students to think.
In an age of “fake news” and conflicting truths, the significance of logical, reasoned argument and critical thinking is painfully apparent.
Each Jumbles activity/lesson has two parts—an instructional page, followed by a jumble (puzzle).
To solve the jumble, students must use critical and creative problem-solving skills as well as knowledge gained from the lesson. After unscrambling 7 more (rather difficult) words, students can solve this riddle—What kind of pants do ghosts wear? Jumbles can be completed individually or with a partner.
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