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

Introducing LogicCheck.net

Introducing LogicCheck.net

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 27, 2019

Just wanted to announce a new project called LogicCheck that will be using this coming election cycle to analyze the arguments behind the news. Why logic checking?  Well cribbing from my initial post at the new site:As the late Gary Gutting, professor of...

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Cover Art

Cover Art

Posted by CriticalVoter on Oct 15, 2019

Lookee what showed up in my Inbox! I’ll have more news about the new book to supplement the nifty cover art (like release dates and book-event plans) shortly. In the meantime, as some readers may have noticed, I’ve restarted this Degree of Freedom blog and have been...

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Civics and Critical Thinking

Civics and Critical Thinking

Posted by CriticalVoter on Feb 7, 2019

From the new blog… One of the reasons last month’s Civic Learning Impact and Measurement Convening in California was so familiar, even for this relative newbie to the community, was that the challenges faced by those dedicated to civic education and the teaching...

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Re-inventing Civics Education – 3

Re-inventing Civics Education – 3

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jan 23, 2019

From the new blog… Whatever one thinks of our current “Age of Accountability” in public education, it’s not particularly controversial to point out that the American public-school system has historically flexed and reformed to meet accountability requirements....

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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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