Graduate Project Title
Leaving Home: A Handbook for Teachers to Promote Critical Thinking
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Carol L. Butterfield
Second Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
Third Committee Member
Steven A. Schmitz
A handbook of instructional strategies connected to a text set theme for fourth grade teachers to promote critical thinking was developed. The handbook is intended for fourth grade teachers interested in promoting critical thinking through the use of children's literature. The text set theme, leaving home, was chosen and children's literature and curriculum was developed around this thematic focus. Library research, books, and the Internet aided in the development of this project. The studies showed the importance of developing critical thinking skills in elementary students. The studies also review theories pertinent to promote critical thinking and best practice.
Luehrs, Leanne Molly, "Leaving Home: A Handbook for Teachers to Promote Critical Thinking" (2006). All Graduate Projects. 898.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons