Students learn about the “hidden costs” in everyday products and practice voting their values by “buying” different kinds of items. Grades: 6 and upTime: 60-90 minutes Related IHE Resources: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C, True PriceRead more »
Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el “costo oculto” en los productos que utilizan de manera cotidiana y ponen en práctica sus valores al “votar” o elegir alternativas a los productos que compran regularmente Grados: 6 en adelanteDuración: 60-90 minutes Recursos Relacionados de IHE: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C, True PriceRead more »
Los estudiantes aprenden a usar la técnica “C.R.I.T.I.C” (por sus siglas en inglés). Esta técnica ayuda a los estudiantes a utilizar sus habilidades de pensamiento crítico con cualquier tipo de información que reciban; ya sea que provenga del sector industrial, de organizaciones no gubernamentales, gubernamentales, o de los medios de comunicación. Grados: 6 en adelanteDuración:…Read more »
Participants learn and use the C.R.I.T.I.C. technique to enable them to bring critical thinking skills to any information they receive, whether from industry, non-profits, government or media.
Recommended grades: Recommended for grades 6 and up.
Time: 30-45 minutes
This resource contains multiple lesson plans for students in upper elementary school, middle school, and high school. Using a bicycle as a metaphor to help students think about systems, the lessons cover an introduction to systems to deeper analysis.
Recommended grades: Adjustable for grades 3+
Students learn to be ad-savvy by exploring the pervasiveness of ads in their lives and by analyzing what ads are trying to sell…and trying to hide.
Recommended grades: 4 and up
Time: 45-60 minutes
This activity encourages students to discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter.
Recommended grades: K-5
Time: 30 minutes
School board members are receiving death threats. School board meetings have become shouting matches. The national news is regularly reporting about the most local of politics—school board elections in tiny districts. The two primary topics causing all this conflict are COVID-based mandates for masking and/or vaccination and teaching about racism in social studies classes. This post is about…Read more »
We are excited to offer you a free, digital Solutionary Guidebook to help your students and children build solutionary practices. Our guidebook offers a rationale and step-by-step process for educating people to be solutionaries. It also offers case studies covering elementary through higher education along with many resources. The guidebook will help you guide young people to:Read more »