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Critical Thinking: using logic

Critical Thinking: using logic

This is the third Critical Thinking resource and focuses on the need for logical reasoning. It establishes the concepts of the premise and conclusion as the basis of a logical argument. It also highlights 4 “logic traps” - the non sequitur, generalisation, assumption and irrelevance. These principles are applied to the legend of Atlantis as a light-hearted approach to creating a logical argument. There are opportunities to evaluate the logic of ‘experts’ who have written on this topic. This approach offers opportunities to conduct further independent study to do the same thing. (There are a lot of theories out there!). Finally, learners are challenged to create their own logical argument on the Atlantis legend. This resource could be used for KS4 learners and beyond, though it could be adapted for KS3 easily.
sojellyfish
Critical Thinking: how to develop lines of enquiry

Critical Thinking: how to develop lines of enquiry

This Critical Thinking resource examines how to develop a line of enquiry. It is the second session in three separate Critical Thinking resources. It reinforces the need to challenge what we learn by asking questions which provide further information as well as to establish the validity of what has been discovered. It does this via 6 steps: Step 1: What do we know already? Step 2: Why is it important to the enquiry? Step 3: Who agrees with the theory? (and why?) Step 4: Who disagrees with the theory? (and why?) Step 5: What else do we need to investigate? Step 6: What do I believe? The resource uses a light-hearted approach by focusing on the mystery of the Loch Ness monster and examines the theories behind the legend. At the end, learners apply what has been learned to produce a presentation which outlines their theories. It’s suitable for KS4 and above, though could easily be adapted for KS3.
sojellyfish
Critical Thinking: the basics

Critical Thinking: the basics

A simple introduction to Critical Thinking. It focuses on questioning in order to arrive at a theory. Using information about the mysteries surrounding the Nazca lines, in Peru, learners are asked to develop a theory which explains this phenomenon. It includes consideration of the existence of aliens as well as theories advanced by recognised experts in this area. There are inevitable light-hearted factors for this reason! The mantra here is to remain open-minded until you have the evidence to form an opinion, to challenge what you know and be prepared to investigate what you don’t. There are opportunities for further investigation and a presentation on the topic at the end of the session. This resource is part of THREE Critical Thinking resources. It could be used as part of a study skills activity. Ideally aimed at KS4 and beyond, though elements could be easily adapted for KS3 learners.
sojellyfish
Myths and Legends Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Mythical Creatures

Myths and Legends Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Mythical Creatures

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of ‘Myths and Legends’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Magic Easter Egg Hunt - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Story

The Magic Easter Egg Hunt - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Story

This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for elementary to lower intermediate ESL learners or native English speakers. This Easter themed story was authored by me and it recounts the magic Easter adventure of Jill and Tom who come across a golden Easter egg. After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, a word search and a definitions match, a fun crossword a word scramble and an Easter themed maze. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes on and around Easter. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Life as a Viking

Life as a Viking

Click on a shield for an activity exploring every-day life in the 10th Century with this free curriculum aligned Prowise Presenter resource. Don't have Prowise Presenter? Click on the resource link and create a free account today! (Works on any interactive projector or display).
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  - Reading Comprehension Text

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K Rowling, the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a characters match and a fun crossword. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. A full Answer Key is included.
MariaPht
Ghostbusters Movie Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Famous Films

Ghostbusters Movie Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Famous Films

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Ghostbusters Movie'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Religious Buildings Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson RE Churches

Religious Buildings Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson RE Churches

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Religious Buildings'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Greek Mythology 1&2 Wordsearches Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Greek Mythology 1&2 Wordsearches Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Greek Mythology 1&2'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Greek Mythology 2 Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Greek Mythology 2 Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Greek Mythology 2'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Myths and Legends - St George: English Comprehension and Interactive PowerPoint

Myths and Legends - St George: English Comprehension and Interactive PowerPoint

There is enough material here for more than one lesson on myths and legends. An interactive PowerPoint shows the difference between myth and legend. The second slide has six flags of St George, which, when clicked, reveal a Raphael painting of St George and the dragon. At the end of the show, pupils are asked to read the accompanying comprehension text, decide whether St George and the Dragon is a myth or a legend, and to write their answer. The comprehension text is marked out of 20. A mark scheme is supplied.
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