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When you Search to find primary source material for your topic.

Try adding one of the keywords below:

  • charters
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • documents
  • interviews
  • letters
  • manuscripts
  • oratory
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • speeches

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is something we do every day, without realizing it. Although we may think critically about simple tasks such as shopping for a tomato or deciding which movie to see, we don't always apply critical thinking skills to important, controversial issues.

Statistics demonstrate that students who participate in critical thinking activities (discussions and debates) are more likely to become engaged citizens than students without critical thinking experience. This video explores ways in which we can use critical thinking to sift through the inaccurate, misleading and biased news and information we receive, thereby making more informed decisions on the issues that affect us most.