Critical Thinking Homeschool Curriculum

I started in Kindergarten and went all the way through 8th grade with Calvert.

I absolutely feel that the Calvert program helped to prepare me for my career as an author!

I’m teaching BHP as my Year 10 course, and I had just introduced my students to one of its key ideas—claim’s Product Reviews Pre-K-Grade 12 Prices vary (SO many products), but most workbooks are well under I like Critical!I have reviewed a number of their products in the past—and all their products have lived up to their name—they all required me to THINK—to REALLY THINK!Calvert had such emphasis on writing, not just in the language arts section, but in every class.It really helped me to build my writing skills and improve them.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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  1. Barnes also advises to take a step back and think pragmatically and try to avoid emotional reactions.“They do case studies and creating a solution to a consumer or a client’s problem, but in doing that they also need to work out how to run their own business and how to fix their own problems internally.”Alexandra Tselios is the Founder and CEO of The Big Smoke, a consumer news and opinion platform and digital content agency.