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Lesson Plan 7: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Lesson Plan 7: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

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Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skills that often go hand-in-hand. In this episode, we learn some key hacks to help us grow in this important set of skills and see how they can effectively improve our leadership.

Grade level: 9-12

Prep time: 10 min

Lesson duration: 60 min

Learning Outcomes:

It is expected that students will:

  • Explain which skills are involved in critical thinking and identify areas they want to grow in.
  • Build resilience when it comes to solving the problems they face as leaders and in their everyday lives.
  • Avoid making assumptions and consider all the different variables contributing to the problem.

Lesson includes:

  • 5 minute workshop video and corresponding Follow Along Sheet (printable)
  • “Riddle Contest” worksheets (printable)
  • Warm-up, Core Lesson, and Reinforcement Activities:
  • Reflection & discussion questions include:
    • Can you think of examples when you or people you know quickly reduced a complex situation into a simple one? 
    • How do snap judgements like this keep us from successfully and fairly resolving an issue?

Materials required (not included):

  • Screen & speakers for viewing video
  • Masking tape & Newspaper

NB: Purchase includes access to streamable video and downloadable resources for 6 months.

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