CRITICAL THINKING LESSION PLANS
Home Distance Learning University American College Of Sports Medicine Programs Good Law Schools Successful College Careers Devry University Walden University Guide to Western Michigan University Choosing An Online Private College And University Online Universities - Certificate Programs in Business American College Of Cardiology College Financial Aid - Stacking the Odds in Your Favor Cheap student loans Chiropractic Universities - Teaching Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship Search - Know Where to Find Scholarships Free Online High Schools Homeschool High School MBA Degree Programs Virtual Classrooms Of New Age Education System Online Distance Education - 4 Steps To Get Started The Benefits of Accredited Online Bachelor Degree Programs Computer Degrees Online - Programmer Jobs How Distance Learning Can Enrich Your Life Distance Learning Degree Program College Students Having Academic Difficulties AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY Medical Transcription Training Choosing An Online Private College And University How To Find Low Interest Student Law Loans Student Loan Consolidation Program COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID 20 Secrets To Surviving In Your First Semester At University or College Tips For Making Top Grades College Fast Track How To Earn 30 Credits In 30 Days GRADUATE PROGRAMS Graduate Degree Programs Graduates! Transferable Skills Are Like GOLD To Employers How to Learn Spanish Fast Colleges - Universities - Sleep Deprivation and Mind Control How Do We Learn How College Professors Can Check For Plagiarism Game Designer Education Internship College Cheap Text Books Big Ten Conference Universities Introduction to the Online Master's in Nursing The Advantages To An Online LPN Nursing Program Study in USA, Get A Student Visa (F-1 Visa) - For International Students Top Five Florida Colleges and Universities Higher Education in Minnesota State The University of Warwick Colleges, Universities and the Entrepreneurial Mind Set Accelerated Nursing Programs Criminal Justice Degree Careers Management Schools ACT Or SAT Practice Test CLEP Exam Learning Environment Chicago Architecture

CRITICAL THINKING LESSION PLANS In today's world it is even more important than ever for teachers to create critical thinking lesson plans that challenge students to think for themselves. One of my favorite critical thinking lesson plans is called the Four-Corners Debate. In this critical thinking activity, students organize their point of view on a particular controversial statement into one of four categories: strongly agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, or strongly disagree.

Here are the steps:
1. Post signs in the corners of the classroom designating each corner into four categories (strongly agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, strongly disagree.)

2. Present a controversial statement to the class based on the content of your unit. For example, after completing a unit on World War II, a teacher may make the following statement: President Truman was justified in using the atomic bomb to end World War II.

3. Provide students a few minutes to write down their position and explanation on a piece of paper. This will prevent students from simply following their friends during the next step.

4. Students then move to the corners that most closely correspond with their opinion.

5. Once students are in their corners, allow the groups time discuss their position and the reasons for their responses. Teachers may wish to assign roles prior to this step such as a note taker, discussion leader, time keeper, presenter etc.

6. At the end of the discussion time, have one student from each group present their group's position

7. While each group is presenting make sure to have students complete a graphic organizer or chart explaining each position.

8. Once all groups have shared, allow students to change their position by having each student write a final position statement that incorporates the points brought up in the Four-Corners Debate.

These types of critical thinking lesson plans not only address higher order thinking skills, but they are also easy to implement. Furthermore, these critical thinking lesson plans work as a great way to spark student motivation to learn.


auuuu.com 2017.