ERIC Number: ED251352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Exploration to Constitution: Booklet 1. Critical Thinking in American History. [Student Manual].
One of a series of curriculum materials in U.S. history designed to teach critical thinking skills systematically, this student booklet presents high school students with a series of supplementary lessons on the exploration of early America, the colonies, the revolution, and the Constitution. The booklet begins with a guide to critical thinking which offers an explanation of types of arguments in history, examples of fallacies, a checklist for evaluating evidence, a method for analyzing value positions, ways of identifying assumptions, and models for analyzing arguments. Lesson topics include: the Spanish and the Aztecs; causes of exploration; the Pilgrims; the French and Indian War; the Spanish, French, and British colonies; Jamestown and the Indians; John Smith; Salem witchcraft; the colonists revolt against England; Lexington Green; the Stamp Act; similarities between the Articles of Confederation and the United Nations; Shay's Rebellion; values and assumptions in the Preamble to the Constitution; and an argument for world federalism. Student booklets are keyed to detailed lesson plans in the accompanying teacher's guide. (LH)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Critical Thinking, High Schools, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Social Studies, Study Guides, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History
Critical Thinking Press, 775 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982 (Order No. 0100, $2.95, plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hamilton-Wenham School District, South Hamilton, MA.
Note: For teacher's guide and source envelope, see SO 016 022. For other documents in the Project on History and Logic (HAL) series, see SO 016 024-027.