This critical thinking guide introduces students to a three-stage process for investigating an issue. The three stages include discovering and defining, delving deep, and responding to the issue. A student tip sheet explains each stage and enables students to work through the processes in a step-by-step manner while seeing how the information is tied together. Students identify, explore, and critically summarize the information concerning their issue. A graphic organizer provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the issue they have researched. A brief outline of the three stages provides students with a handy summary for use while investigating an issue. The activity sheets are in pdf format and are provided as part of a site about the future of energy. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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