The Book

The Book

Why waste the next election feeling suckered, ignored or manipulated when you can follow the simple lessons in this book to become a member of the most fearsome of all demographics: the free and truly independent critical thinker.

Critical Voter, the new book by writer and educational researcher Jonathan Haber, will help you turn this year’s election into a learning experience that can help you (or your kids) hone the vital thinking skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.

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Book Reviewers

Book Reviewers

Copies of Critical Voter are available to book reviewers, book bloggers and anyone else interested in spreading the word about how to use the election to become a critical thinker.

Educators interested in adopting Critical Voter or integrating the book into an educational program can also use the form on this page to request a free pre-release copy to review.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

critical voter curriculum

CRITICAL VOTER CURRICULUM – AVAILABLE NOW!

If you are a teacher teaching a class in social studies, government, civics, or any other relevant subjects, the following free curriculum materials – including lesson plans and assessments – can help you use this year’s presidential election to teach critical thinking skills.  Please contact me if you would like answers to the Check for Understanding quiz questions or help implementing any of this material into your classroom.

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Jonathan Haber has written the literary equivalent of a powerful vaccine. In this case, the disease is an electorate manipulated by media, politicians and zillionaires.

Jay Heinrichs, Author of "Thank You for Arguing"

Latest Thoughts

Blog and News

Reinventing Civic Education – 2

Reinventing Civic Education – 2

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jan 22, 2019

From the new blog, Critical Thinking Out Loud… Speaking of critical thinking, the subject of the last post and this one – next steps for civics education in America – is a perfect example of a problem requiring the critical-thinking approach used to analyze complex...

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Rethinking Civic Education – 1

Rethinking Civic Education – 1

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jan 20, 2019

Republished from my new blog: In-flight entertainment during my trip to California featured all of Marvel’s Avengers movies, which seemed an apt metaphor for the eclectic talents and raw firepower of the group that gathered for last week’s Civic Learning Impact and...

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Been a While!

Been a While!

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jan 10, 2019

With a mid-term election between now and when Critical Voter first chronicled our turbulent 2016 election cycle (one in which many of the challenges related to critically thinking about anything were made more manifest than in any time in history), I thought it safe...

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Ethical Rebellion

Ethical Rebellion

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 29, 2016

A few months back, I became curious about the alt-right, specifically why this political movement seemed to be choosing a moment of Republican ascendance to foment a civil war within Conservative ranks. Suspecting that I might be getting an incomplete picture from...

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Thinking Critically About What Happened

Thinking Critically About What Happened

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 15, 2016

Having covered three Presidential elections with the goal of seeing how they can be used to teach and learn critical-thinking skills, I’m frequently asked the question of whether the latest election results mean we have lost the ability to think at all. This election,...

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Surprise!

Surprise!

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 9, 2016

Last night’s election coverage began from a place of familiarity.  There were many of the same commentators I’ve seen describing election night events since the 1980s, a bit wrinklier but still talking about the virtues of exit poll data and the importance of what was...

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