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Thinking Well: Conscientious Critical Thinking, Part Two

Continue learning how to think well while staying true to your values — seize the opportunity to build and hone critical thinking skills: brainstorm, think scientifically, as well as list valid reasons, analyze opposing viewpoints, and examine the evidence. A worthwhile skill for all students!

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: Thinking Well: Conscientious Critical Thinking, Part One or equivalent.

Suggested grade level: 7th to 9th grade. Interested 10th grade students are also welcomed.

Suggested credit: One full semester Formal Logic


This course will expand your student’s critical thinking skills with methods and tools for brainstorming and thinking scientifically (including the scientific method). They will also review Part One’s abilities and devices. Your student continues in the context of their values pursuit of combining the abstract with the concrete to develop a habit of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically. By effectively and systematically completing both parts of Thinking Well: Conscientious Critical Thinking, your student will have the opportunity to hone these critical thinking skills: list valid reasons, analyze opposing viewpoints, systematically examine the evidence, brainstorm well, and think scientifically.


Class 1: Book Parts 1 & 2 Review

Class 2: Book Part 3 Review

Class 3: Lessons 22 & 23

Class 4: Lessons 24 & 25

Class 5: Lessons 26 & 27

Class 6: Prep for Mid-Term

Class 7: Lessons 28 & 29

Class 8: Lessons 30 & 31

Class 9: Lessons 32 & 33

Class 10: Lessons 33 & 34

Class 11: Lessons 33 & 35

Class 12: Review & Prep for Final Exam

Materials and Homework

Course Materials:

Book: The Thinking Toolbox (2005) ISBN-13: 978-0974531519 (https://amzn.to/3f2n3IN). Utilizing a used copy of THIS edition is fine and often more affordable (see BookFinder.com). Other editions will NOT work well with this class.

This course will review the first part of the book and then cover in detail Lessons 22-33.

Online: Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.)

Homework: Students will work on one to two chapters per week. Parents should note that the answer key in the back of this book is for the student’s use to check themselves as practice for their weekly work.

Besides the Practice Questions in each Lesson of the book, there are Quizlet Terms/Definitions and computer tests: 4 Quizzes, a Mid-Term, and a Final Exam.

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