Middle School Critical Thinking 1a: Introduction/2b: Training Your Brain

Semester A – Introduction: Our brains are incredible tools, and they help us observe, analyze, create, and take action every single day. In this course, you are going to learn to unlock one of your brain’s most stunning powers: critical thinking! Get ready to go on an adventure and solve mysteries by applying your own critical thinking skills as you make your way through your units. Then, you’ll use these specialized skills towards issues in the real-world both inside and outside of the classroom.

Semester B – Training Your Brain: You have already learned that critical thinking skills are, well, critical to possess but they’re especially important for you as you are experiencing emotional and physical changes and trying to determine friendships, interests, politics, and more! In this course, you’ll learn more about the foundational skills you need to think logically and critically: observation, evaluation, and analysis. You’ll also learn about things like deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, verbal and nonverbal communication, components of a debate and debate etiquette, and more. The time has come, let’s get critical!



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