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Critical Thinking Resources

I'm putting together a list of resources to help teach children about critical thinking. This is a work in progress, so I welcome suggestions of content to add here at stephanie@critikid.com.

Thinking is Power

Run by science educator Melanie Trecek-King, Thinking is Power is a website with videos and articles about critical thinking, information literacy, and science literacy. As it targets adults, it is the perfect complement to Critikid for parents who want to learn alongside their children.

Raising Critical Thinkers

Author Julie Bogart has written two books related to critical thinking and children. The first, Raising Critical Thinkers, is "a guide for parents to help children of all ages process the onslaught of unfiltered information in the digital age." The second, Becoming a Critical Thinker, is an "accessible workbook...full of valuable insights, thought-provoking questions, and useful exercises to help teens and preteens expand their perspectives, skillfully navigate thorny issues, recognize bias, identify misinformation, and become more comfortable with dissent and differences of opinion".

Pixel's Books

Child psychologist Dr. Ronald Crouch and his eleven-year-old son, Denali, created the Pixel's Big Books series to help little kids deal with big feelings. The website has free videos for each section of the books!


Courses

Fallacy Detectors Part 1

Develop the skills to tackle logical fallacies through a series of 10 science-fiction videos with activities. Recommended for ages 8-12.

US$15

Symbolic Logic for Teens Part 1

Learn how to make sense of complicated arguments with 14 video lessons and activities. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

US$15

Worksheets

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Symbolic Logic Worksheets

Worksheets covering the basics of symbolic logic for children ages 12 and up.

US$5

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Elementary School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 2-5 about superstitions, different perspectives, facts and opinions, the false dilemma fallacy, and probability.

US$10

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Middle School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 5-8 about false memories, confirmation bias, Occam's razor, the strawman fallacy, and pareidolia.

US$10

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High School Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 8-12 about critical thinking, the appeal to nature fallacy, correlation versus causation, the placebo effect, and weasel words.

US$10

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Statistical Shenanigans Worksheets and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and worksheets teach students in grades 9 and up the statistical principles they need to analyze data rationally.

US$10