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1. Assembly Presentation: What is critical thinking?
This presentation is given to the entire group and is designed to get them thinking about what critical thinking entails. In particular it provides students with an introdution into the De Bono 6-Hat Technique which will form the basis of the activity in the main part of the unit.
2. Main Activity: "Imagine a World..."
The teacher will take the role of someone with a "Green Hat".
They will choose (or ask the class to vote on) one of the "Imagine a world..." discussion point which are listed overleaf (or invent one of their own).
When the discussion point has been selected, each person in the class will be given a number between 2-5 (Red, Yellow, Black, White).
You will be given the rest of the lesson to formulate your responses to the discussion point using the following information to help you (your teacher will also try to help you think the issue through).
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Events (100 years ago today): 1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
Births (100 years ago today): 1919 – Georgie Auld, Canadian-American saxophonist, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1990)
Deaths (700 years ago today): 1319 – Louis, Count of Évreux (b. 1276)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969 – Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1901)
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