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Social Studies

Higher-Level Thinking Questions

Miguel Kagan, Christa Chapman, and Laurie Kagan (Grades 3–12)

  • Contains 16 social studies concepts including: Bill of Rights, Cultural Geography, Current Events, Explores, Historical Characters, and more!
  • Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for engaging cooperative questioning and analytical thinking.
  • Over 100 question starters to engage students' thinking skills.
  • Includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions.
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Use the hundreds of open-ended higher-level thinking questions in this book to venture beyond the basic facts of social studies. Watch as your students voyage into a whole new realm of thinking and learning. Includes intriguing questions for sixteen of the most popular social studies topics and themes including: Culture, Current Events, Explorers, Government, Historical Characters, Historical Events, Native Americans and more! Stretch the many facets of your students' minds with these thought-provoking questions: "What do you think would happen if Congress tried to establish an official religion? What does your culture have in common with this culture? America wasn't discovered, it was stolen from the Native Americans. Do you agree or disagree?" Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for the engaging cooperative questioning activities provided. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions. Simultaneously explore social studies in depth and promote higher-level thinking! 160 pages.

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As a trainer of teachers, I am sometimes asked to visit classrooms and teach. I recently visited a middle school and was asked to do a lesson on current events. I chose Higher Level Thinking Questions, Social Studies as a resource for my lesson the next day.

Current events in my classroom used to be ME leading them in a discussion. I seemed to be the only one reading the newspaper or following what was happening in the news and I found it depressing and sad that I couldn't motivate students to become interested in what would someday be in history books. Well, things have changed dramatically since I started using the questions from this book.

We recently used the current event questions in this book to discuss the recent happenings with our people being held hostage in China. We then did some reading and sharing what we knew about the cultural, economic and physical geometry of China with other questions from the book and finally did writing about the incident and its implications.

I am changed forever in the ways I will teach current events. You should have SEEN and HEARD them! I walked around and listened as they talked about current events and I was so proud, I couldn't help but smile. These are MY students discussing current events with real interest! WOW! Social Studies Higher Level Thinking Questions is fantastic!!!

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