Just in time for the 2020 election, this new edition of Critical Voter by best-selling author Jonathan Haber, will help you turn this year’s news into learning experiences that can help you (or your kids) hone the vital thinking skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
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.Learn More
Jonathan Haber is the author of Critical Thinking, the best-selling title in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series. His work in critical-thinking education also includes LogicCheck, a site dedicated to checking the reasoning – not just the facts – behind the news. He has also developed a set of high-leverage teaching practices for integrating critical-thinking education into instruction on any topic in K-12 or higher education. His writing on education-related topics has appeared in Inside Higher Education, Slate, EdSurge and other publications.Learn More
Critical thinking is a cornerstone skill every student needs to succeed in the 21st century, as well as a vital component of being an active citizen ready to engage in productive conversations and make good decisions.
If you are an educator interested in integrating the material taught in Critical Voter into lessons on civics, research, writing or any topic requiring critical-thinking skills, contact the author about the availability of a unit plan, lesson plans, quizzes and other resources that can help your students master vital thinking skills.Learn More
Kevin deLaplante, Critical Thinker Academy
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Just in time to navigate the home stretch of the weirdest election in American history, I’ve just released a new edition of Critical Voter, a how-to guide for using election politics to teach and learn practical critical thinking skills. Swiping from the Amazon blurb...Learn More