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Daily Mind Builders Social Studies
Daily Mind Builders Social Studies

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Ages: 10-18
Grade Levels: 5th-12th+

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History Doesn't Need to Be Dry!
If your children find history a bit dry and you are both looking for a short activity that employs historical events that will wake up sluggish brains, then try Daily Mind Builders Social Studies. Each day your child will read a short story from history, or in a very few cases a legend, and then be asked to use inferential reasoning to answer the question.

Two Daily Activities Also Build Reading Comprehension
This type of comprehension is an essential skill for standardized reading tests that often determines a child's reading score. He will also be presented with a playful second activity that will build both vocabulary and logic skills.

Small Lessons with Big Results
In just five to ten minutes a day, your child will make great gains using broad, in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate results clearly. Answers are included, along with a sample Thinking Map (and instructions on how to use it).

I did note one page with an evolutionary remark. At this grade level I am not alarmed by that, but would encourage you to discuss it with your student -- an easy task in this format!
Teaching Suggestions
What Is Critical Thinking?
It's All About Evidence
Optional Thinking Map
Daily Activity Pages
Free Mind Benders« A2 Sample

Publisher's Information
Pages: 127
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60144-203-1
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award
Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book Award Nominee
Dr. Toy Best Smart Play/Smart Toy Product
Learning® Magazine Winning Resource for Successful Teaching
Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

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Review by Petra School December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Angie from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
We are enjoying Daily Mind Builders Social Studies which is listed for Grades 5-12. We have not done any workbook style social studies so far. Nate has been excited about how easy and fun – yet challenging the work is. Again – another book with questions – yet no answers.  We start by reading a true story, and then answer a question that needs to be concluded using evidence from a few sentences.  The second half of the page holds word puzzles, based on Geography so far – really challenging!

The Daily Mind Builders Social Studies is from The Critical Thinking Company. Their moto is Empower the Mind!

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