It’s week 7 of the adult evening class. Time to practice even more critical thinking with a data analysis exercise.
Pair Work Questions (15)
- Which restaurant has the most delicious food you have ever eaten?
- Where is the best place to go in Korea for a vacation?
- What is the saddest movie you have seen?
- What do you like doing on weeknights?
- Do you like eating barbecued beef small intestines?
- Can you remember the most wonderful day of your life?
- What’s the earliest time you have gotten up in the morning?
- What was your least favorite subject in high school?
- Who was the most important inventor in history?
- Do you like eating grilled pork chops?
Read and Retell (35)
We will do another read and summarize activity.
This reading and speaking activity is similar but the content, and purpose, are different.
- Read and listen to one short story.
- Summarize the story.
- Describe the cause and effect connections between the invention and world history. How did the invention change human development? Be specific.
Here are the 4 stories. You will get one of the stories.
Review Critical Thinking Exercises (5)
What did we do so far?
Watch a video that talked about wealth and life expectancy. (last week)
- hypothesis: the richer the country, the longer people live
Watch a TV commercial about electric cars (3 weeks ago)
- argument, correlation and causation
Review Cause and Effect Connections (25)
This slide show reviews correlation and cause and effect. It also has some practice questions.
New Critical Thinking Task (35)
This slide show describes the next group work task.
Here are the data sheets that students need for this exercise.
- These are the happiness rankings. Data source: World Happiness Report 2013.
- OECD data for countries ranked by per capita GDP for 2015.
What’s the Pattern in the Picture? (5)
The cover picture is a fiddle head. It’s a kind of plant.
It has a special shape. It is called a vortex. That pattern is also found in space. That is the movement of our solar system.
Last week, we did half of this worksheet. Today, let’s finish the other half.