Lessons and Articles

LESSONS

 

Below are some great classroom tested lessons, which infuse Critical and Creative Thinking into content instruction. They have been selected from material that CTT uses in its staff development work. These available lessons will be updated from time to time by the addition of new ones, so please check back periodically.

 

We provide each lesson in .zip or .pdf format. For best results, download the .zip file and save it to your own computer, then open it once it has been saved. If you have any questions please email us at info@nctt.net.

 

Please note: All information provided is reprinted from the Lesson Design Handbook series on Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Content Instruction by Robert Swartz, Stephen David Fischer, and Sandra Parks.

Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill Found In Resource Zip Download Pdf Download
Plant Cells and Animal Cells Grades 6-12 Science Compare & Contrast Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Secondary Science: A Lesson Design Handbook by Robert Swartz, Stephen David Fischer, and Sandra Parks.
Alternative Energy Grades 6-12 Science Decision Making Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Secondary Science: A Lesson Design Handbook by Robert Swartz, Stephen David Fischer, and Sandra Parks.
 Mr. Arable the Runt Pig  Grade 3 Language Arts  Decision Making  Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks    
 Horton and the Hunters  Grades K-1  Decision Making  Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks    
 Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass  Grades 5-12  Compare & Contrast  Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks    
 Tucker’s Countryside  Grade 3-4 Language Arts  Problem Solving  Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts – Grade 3 & 4 by Robert J. Swartz, Traci Whipple, Gina Blaisdell, Mary Anne Kiser    
 The Triangle AIDA  Grade 5-6 Literature  Compare & Contrast  Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts by Robert J. Swartz, Mary Anne Kiser, Rebecca Reagan    
 Women’s Rights  Grade 5-6 Literature  Reasons & Conclusion  Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts- Grade 5&6 by Robert J. Swartz, Mary Anne Kiser, Rebecca Reagan    
What Should Sarah Do? Grade 3-4 Language Arts Decision Making Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts – Grade 3 & 4 by Robert J. Swartz, Traci Whipple, Gina Blaisdell, Mary Anne Kiser
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
Plant Cells and Animal Cells Grades 6-12 Science Compare & Contrast
Found In Resource
Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Secondary Science: A Lesson Design Handbook by Robert Swartz, Stephen David Fischer, and Sandra Parks.
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
Alternative Energy Grades 6-12 Science Decision Making
Found In Resource
Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Secondary Science: A Lesson Design Handbook by Robert Swartz, Stephen David Fischer, and Sandra Parks.
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
 Mr. Arable the Runt Pig Grade 3 Language Arts Decision Making
Found In Resource
Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
 Horton and the Hunters Grades K-1 Decision Making
Found In Resource
Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
 Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Grades 5-12 Compare & Contrast
Found In Resource
Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Elementary Instruction by Robert Swartz and Sandra Parks
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Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
 Tucker’s Countryside Grade 3-4 Language Arts Problem Solving
Found In Resource
Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts – Grade 3 & 4 by Robert J. Swartz, Traci Whipple, Gina Blaisdell, Mary Anne Kiser
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
The Triangle AIDA Grade 5-6 Literature Compare & Contrast
Found In Resource
Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts by Robert J. Swartz, Mary Anne Kiser, Rebecca Reagan
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
Women’s Rights Grade 5-6 Literature Reasons & Conclusion
Found In Resource
Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts- Grade 5&6 by Robert J. Swartz, Mary Anne Kiser, Rebecca Reagan
Zip Download Pdf Download
Lesson Title Grade/Subject Thinking Skill
What Should Sarah Do? Grade 3-4 Language Arts Decision Making
Found In Resource
Teaching Critical & Creative Thinking in Language Arts – Grade 3 & 4 by Robert J. Swartz, Traci Whipple, Gina Blaisdell, Mary Anne Kiser
Zip Download Pdf Download