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It grabs their attention with real-world examples - the NFL draft, rock concert ticket prices, NASCAR - and then provides clear explanations and hundreds of supporting up-to-date graphs and charts to teach students solid economic principles.
This reader for the US history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help students draw substantive conclusions.
Preparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can t read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators--and social studies teachers in particular--do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life?
Critical Thinking Skills has taken the seemingly baffling art of analysis and broken it down into easy to understand blocks, with clear explanations, good examples, and plenty of activities to develop understanding at each stage. This easy to follow, step-by step guide to developing reasoning skills even applies the techniques to tasks such as reading, note-taking, and writing.