Critical Thinking – Grade 6 Social Studies

Investigating a Cartoon

Using the concepts of “Clues and Conclusions”, the grade sixes worked through a series of critical thinking lessons to enhance their investigating and inferring skills.  By using evidence found in political cartoons (as well as their own background knowledge), they created reasoned judgments about the cartoonists’ intents or messages.  They then used their skills to judge and create effective captions.

Lesson Plan (in Word)

Lesson for Smartboard (in SMART Notebook)

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