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  • ISBN: 978-0-86491-380-7
  • Pages: 696
  • Publication year: 2015
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  • Special themes

    Historical and geographical thinking
    Identity and character
    Social responsibility

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    English / Language arts
    Family studies / Sociology
    Health / Physical education
    Politics / Civics / Activism
    Social studies
    Technology / Business

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    Primary (K-3)
    Intermediate (4-6)
    Middle (7-9)
    Senior (10-12)

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The Competencies Toolkit

Author(s): Mary Abbott, Usha James (Editors)
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Consortium

Regular Price: $140.00
Special: $65.95

The Competencies Toolkit is a print version of the Tools for Thought online collection.

Nurture students' ability to think, act and communicate using lessons that teach the range of tools needed to develop the competencies needed for 21st century learning.

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Thank you so much for your Tools for Thought lessons. In my five years of teaching, it's the best resource I've ever come across. I'm thrilled and excited to use all of your activities. The students are completely engaged in what they're learning and I have noticed huge improvements in the quality of their work.

—Grade 8 Teacher, Ontario

I particularly enjoy the critical thinking challenges that invite high level thinking for different types of learners - many of these activities, such as the Tools for Thought lessons, can be used for our high needs secondary students who may not always be given the opportunity to think critically. Very valuable!

—English and Literacy teacher, Windsor ON

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