Elementary Resources


Children's Guide to Critical Thinking

Teachers manual to children's guide

Think About Fran & Sam: Which One is Better at Thinking?

Masks of Fairmainded Fran, Selfish Sam and Naive Nancy

Posters

Children's Guide to Critical Thinking
by Linda Elder


The essence of critical thinking concepts and tools
written in language accessible to children


Teachers Manual: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children
by Linda Elder

The Teacher's manual is designed to provide teachers with strategies for using The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children.


Think About Fran and Sam: Which One is Better at Thinking?

This story about Fairminded Fran and Selfish Sam is our first in a series of stories which help children explore important concepts like fairness, selfishness, and intellectual empathy.

At the end of the story, children are asked to relate the concepts of fairness and selfishness to their own thinking and behavior.


Masks of Fairminded Fran, Selfish Sam and Naïve Nancy for Student Role-Playing
These hand-held masks are designed for use with The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children. Using the masks, children enjoy role-playing the characters introduced in this mini-guide - Fairminded Fran, Naïve Nancy and Selfish Sam. Through these characters, teachers can focus on the important implications of fairmindedness, intellectually naivety, and selfishness in human life.

For role-playing ideas, refer to the Teachers Manual to The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children.



Posters

Classroom posters of Critical Thinking Concepts

Authors: Linda Elder & Richard Paul, Copyright © 2002
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