Depth and Complexity Teaching Critical Thinking Using Fairytales

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4th - 10th, Homeschool
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Teach your students how to explore content with depth and complexity.

Here it is, a complete and ready-to-use resource for teaching all 11 elements (Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and Multiple Perspectives) of critical thinking.! Your students will explore of these elements by applying them to familiar stories, such as “Cinderella”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and “The Three Little Pigs.” These enduring fairytales present countless avenues for critical analysis and can be used with many grade levels (4-10+). Everything you need is included; no need to purchase additional materials or books!

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* Instructions: Detailed information and suggestions on implementing these materials.

* 6 Fairytales: Formatted and ready to print. Titles are listed above.

* 6 Explorations Guides: Each guide includes specific and concrete examples of how to apply the 11 different icons to the included fairytales.

* 11 Graphic Organizers: One for each critical thinking "Thinking Tool". (provided in color and gray scale versions).

* 4 Addition Fairytales: "The Frog Prince", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Rapunzel", and "Rumplestiltskin". These can be used for extension activities of your choosing.

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This resource was created based on the Depth and Complexity framework, which was developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement: 1996

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Total Pages
82 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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