Effective Participation

This is a collection of resources to teach Effective Participation including critical thinking, problem solving identifying issues, persuading others, getting involved and finding solutions.  

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21st Century SECRET Skills Picture Book List
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Literature is a wonderful way to introduce your students to 21st century skills and spark discussion. The following is a list of books using SECRET (self-management, effective participation, creativity, reflection, enquiry and team work) to bring 21st century learning to life!

Subject:
Education
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/04/2018
The Art of Persuasion: Rhetoric (logos, ethos, pathos)
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Lesson Ideas: A good preface, what is rhetoric? Three kinds of proof, 5 canons of Rhetoric, Euphemisms, Dysphemisms, Slanters, Fallacies, Deductive versus Inductive Reasoning, Logic, Arugment Map, Communication Model, Fact Check

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Kidcourses: Creatively Smart
Date Added:
05/29/2018
Authentication 101: Fact Checking
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In this lesson, students consider the different factors that make online sources reliable or unreliable. They then learn quick steps they can take to gauge an online source’s reliability and practice these steps by playing an interactive online game. Finally, students create a media product to teach other students how to do one of the tactics they’ve learned.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Media Studies
Communication Media
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
MediaSmarts
Date Added:
03/22/2019
Creating TV Commercials to Demonstrate Knowledge of Persuasive Techniques
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This unit teaches students to identify the persuasive techniques used by
advertisers to entice you to buy their products. Students learn to evaluate the
messages they are hearing, differentiate facts and opinions, and determine their
own opinions. I use this unit to lead into persuasive writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Critical Thinking Guidebook - 6-9 (Middle Years) Sun West
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Sun West Critical Thinking Middle Years 6-9 Guidebook - please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the authors of this guidebook.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Jennifer Loken
Elaina Guilmette
Brianne Denning
Crystal Johnson
Date Added:
04/24/2020
Critical Thinking Guidebook - K-5 (Elementary) Sun West
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Sun West Critical Thinking Elementary K-5 Guidebook - please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the authors of this guidebook.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
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Homework/Assignment
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Author:
Courtney McDonald
Rebekka Burton
Crystal Johnson
Date Added:
02/26/2020
Critical Thinking Resource from UBC
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This resource provides video about critical thinking (about 7 min). Students can then apply what they learn, visualize it and explore more links about it.
This is a great resourced for high school students to prepare for university!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/30/2018
The Critical Thinking Workbook: Games and Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills
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About This Workbook
The activity pages in the Critical Thinking
Workbook are meant to be shared and explored.
Use it as an electronic document or as worksheets.
You can either print off the pages and use them as
activity sheets, or you can edit them directly right in
the document on your computer.
Enjoy these fun and challenging critical
thinking activities that will get every
student thinking critically!

Subject:
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Date Added:
08/15/2018
Critical Thinking in Grade 2
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My goal was to bring 21st Century Competences with the focus of critical thinking into my Gr. 2 Math classroom. I show a droodle – an abstract drawing. I ask students to take a few moments and think about what it could be. Then they can discuss with a partner, and finally share what they thought. Afterwards we have a discussion around “right” and “wrong” answers – which is a common way to think around math. No one is wrong – these are all good ideas that could answer the question: What could this be?

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/06/2018
Critical Thinking in Independent Reading/ Reader Response Journals
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My goal was to have grade 5-8 students incorporate critical thinking in their reader response journals, where they respond to text read independently during Guided Reading stations. I feel reader response journals encourage students to apply strategies taught in class when reading independently to improve their understanding of a variety of text. Our SLIP goal for the past two years focused on reading strategies, so I was also trying to build on the work we were doing for the West Colony PLT.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/09/2018
Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter
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Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library. As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons and examples.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/05/2018
Design Step 1: Identify the Need
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Students practice the initial steps involved in an engineering design challenge. They begin by reviewing the steps of the engineering design loop and discussing the client need for the project. Next, they identify a relevant context, define the problem within their design teams, and examine the project's requirements and constraints. (Note: Conduct this activity in the context of a design project that students are working on, which could be a challenge determined by the teacher, brainstormed with the class, or the example project challenge provided [to design a prosthetic arm that can perform a mechanical function].)

Subject:
Design Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Design and Problem Solving
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand the design process and produce a design for a product meant to solve a specific problem.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
End of Unit Critical Thinking
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Throughout the year I have used this as a review for the end of each unit. I create five or six critical thinking questions that apply what we have been learning about. I print them on color paper and spread them around the room. I pair the students up, and have they move about the room solving the questions. I only have ten students in my class so I’m fortunate to have only five pairs at a time. I usually pair them up as sort of a strong and weak combination. This is an attempt to have them collaborate on the problems while using critical thinking.

Subject:
Education
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/20/2018