They had internalized the model of critical thinking that the Big History course introduced them to and they were applying it without my intervention.
Explicitly teaching students how to think critically and then giving them opportunities to practice this skill is at the heart of Big History.
In my year 10 (or tenth grade, is Americans call it) history elective class this week I had an experience that inspired me to try harder to incorporate critical thinking into all of my lessons.
I’m teaching BHP as my Year 10 course, and I had just introduced my students to one of its key ideas—claim testing.
I am increasingly enthusiastic about using this course to teach my students to think so that they move into the world equipped to judge a claim wisely on its merits.
This ability will be far more important than any content I might teach and will produce results across the entire curriculum.
We can often, however, find that a crowded curriculum worries out these loftier aims.
The pressure to ensure our students cover the content for each topic in order to pass an exam can be more immediate than any long-term gains.
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