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Critical Thinking Activities for High School

Instructor: Laura Gray

Laura has taught at the secondary and tertiary levels for 20+ years and has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning.

This lesson discusses the importance of critical thinking. Read on for several suggestions for implementing critical thinking activities in the classroom.

Critical Thinking Skills are Important

One of the biggest complaints from bosses in the 21st century is that their employees cannot think critically and solve problems. With so many other subjects and objectives to cover during a typical school year, it's no wonder that students don't get to flex their critical thinking muscles as often as they should. However, one of the most important things that a student graduating from high school should leave with is the ability to think critically. After all, this skill is essential both on the job and in higher education, and its importance cannot be overlooked.

Critical Thinking Activities You Can Do Now

There are a host of activities that you can implement in your classroom today in order to help your students think critically. Below are just a few:

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