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Critical Thinking Online: High School

After a short into to the overall program, this 65-minute lesson consists of a series of instructional videos and breakouts in which students can unpack the challenges and share experiences if they wish (although it is of course not mandatory to “tell all” in such a critical, sensitive and public environment.) For the teacher guiding the lesson, we have provided a list of five steps below.


Watch the Introduction


Download Lesson Plan


Download Teacher Pack


Watch Video Modules


Complete the Quiz

Step 1

Introduction **FOR TEACHERS**

Welcome to all the teachers around the world, you have logged in to MySociaLife’s Critical Thinking Module for teens. Life online is littered with so many falsehoods and traps, how can we learn to discern right from wrong, safe from dangerous, true from false, and be equipped to make smarter digital decisions? Your students have no idea how much they will need the tools to assess the information that is presented to them online, take a pause, exercise some dynamic thinking skills, and arrive at a judgment which they can back. To get started with your students, introduce the idea of Digital Citizenship – what it means to live in a digital world, what role they can play, and how we can create a better society using technology. Watch the video >>>

Step 2

Now, please download your lesson plan to guide you through your 60-minute lesson. This pdf document contains:

  • An outline of the sections within this module
  • A list of the breakout sessions when students work on various questions and topics together. 

Step 3

Some teachers ask for additional resources like exercises or extra videos which they can use in follow-up lessons. Download this optional extra pdf document which may contain:

  • Videos
  • Apps
  • Exercises
  • Reading

Step 5

  • Your final step is to check-in that your learners were listening, were engaged and absorbed the lesson’s information. 
  • To do this you have three options based upon your preferred style of teaching:
  1. Download the *no answers shown* quiz and provide it as a written assessment (but…this would require marking!)
  2. Download the *with answers* quiz and you can informally and verbally run a class Q&A session
  3. Request MySociaLife to onboard your students’ email addresses and they can take the assessment by logging in and completing the questions online. Most schools understandably don’t do this due to the protection of personal information.
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