Building Our Best Future: Thinking Critically About Ourselves and Our World (Paperback)
Building Our Best Future by Deanna Kuhn (author of Education for Thinking, Harvard University Press) offers a text written directly to middle and secondary students. It engages them in a method of well-documented effectiveness, using peer dialog to develop verbal and written skills of argument and critical thinking. Simultaneously it engages them in evidence-based decision making regarding 44 topics about their personal futures, the futures of their communities, of their nation, and their world. Provided for each topic is a comprehensive body of factual knowledge, in simple Q&A format, all with further sources. A Teachers Edition, providing further resources including assessment of student skill gains, is complimentary with 10 or more student copies.