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EGYPT: THINKING SKILLS

Cross curricular topics can provide plenty of opportunities to train children to think more effectively and to increase their creativity and imagination alongside the basic skills, which in turn increases their capacity to become independent learners.

Pupils can be enthusiastic to discuss ideas held by the ancient Egyptians, questioning the ideas and opinions of such a different culture (as well as considering the analysis made by other pupils). Ancient Egyptian history topics and fiction set in Egypt ancient and modern are popular discusiion starters, involving specialist vocabulary as wel as the vocabulary of debate and philosphical discussion.

USING HISTORY TO DEVELOP THINKING SKILLS AT KEY STAGE 2
by Belle Wallace (NACE/Fulton)

A flexible approach to developing problem-solving and thinking skills through a range of history topics both at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The contributors to this practical resource book also show how to extend the skills developed through rigorous historical investigations into all other areas of the curriculum.

Ancient Egypt is the focus of a detailed account of a world history investigation. The book promotes teaching historical skills using artefacts and small group work on local history. Other projects include the Vikings and World War II, working in depth on the Tudors and developing writing skills through a study of the Romans.

The classroom-based activities have all been stress-tested in the classroom and evaluated by teachers and children.

You can 'look inside' this book at amazon.

NEW!
Teaching Children To Think by Robert Fisher, pub. Nelson Thornes TEACHING CHILDREN TO THINK
by Robert Fisher (Nelson Thornes)

This new edition features practical ideas to start the day thinking, new chapter summaries and extra / updated info about:
  • emotional intelligence
  • cognitive acceleration
  • the use of ICT in teaching thinking
  • assessment
  • new resources
  • weblinks

CROCODILES, PYRAMIDS AND KINGS: TEACHER CARD PACK (Crosslinks)

"Crocodiles, Pyramids and Kings" is a lovely resource for teaching thinking skills.

The pack comprises a set of six stories based on the life of Herodotus and his travels in Egypt, with a story book for the pupils, and a set of six teacher cards, one per story, which introduce literacy and thinking tasks.

Teaching Thinking Skills - general books

NEW! 1 Sep 2010
CRITICAL THINKING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Literacy And Philosophy In The Primary Classroom
by Mal Leicester and Denise Taylor (Open University Press, paperback, 1 Sep 2010)

Easy to use in the classroom, with advice, beautifully illustrated original themed stories, and critical learning activities.

The illustrations are not merely decorative, they actually help to make the abstract, unfamiliar and complex ideas more accessibile.

The critical learning activities are accompanied by photocopiable resources, which are differentiated for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. In addition, there are extension activities for enthusiastic, gifted and talented children.

thinking skills in the classroom - Sue Cowley GETTING THE BUGGERS TO THINK 2nd ed (2007)
by Sue Cowley

Advice that works for teachers right across the primary and secondary spectrum, and in all areas of the curriculum. The new edition of this best-selling book contains a brand new chapter featuring the best readers' suggestions on 'Getting the Buggers to Think'.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING ACTIVITIES: Bringing NLP into the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series)
by David Hodgson and Ian Gilbert (Hardcover, 2009)

HOW TO CREATE AND DEVELOP A THINKING CLASSROOM
by Mike Fleetham (LDA, paperback)

A short, practical introduction to applying thinking skills and brain-based methods in the primary classroom. Packed with clear explanations, tried and tested ideas, photocopiable resources and written especially for the busy teacher. (A4 Size, 54 Pages)

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HOW TO TEACH THINKING AND LEARNING SKILLS: A PRACTICAL PROGRAMME FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL (Book & CD Rom)
by C J Simister (Sage Publications, hardback & CD-Rom, 2007)

Primary schools wishing to target thinking and learning skills will find these clear lesson plans easy to implement. As pupils learn the skills schools will appreciate the simplicity with which they can integrate the skills across the curriculum. The back-up resources are of equal quality.
A paperback version of the book is also available.


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