Capstone/Dissertation Title

The use of critical thinking skills, specifically Thinking Maps, in the Middle School Social Studies curriculum

Term

Spring 5-12-2016

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Kimberly Hartung

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Sarah Sheets

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Brent Stufft

Abstract

The research question addressed is: How can critical thinking skills, specifically Thinking Maps, be incorporated into Middle School Social Studies curriculum? It is one teacher’s research and creation of lessons using David Hyerle’s Thinking Maps in a Middle School Ancient Civilizations curriculum. The topic of the lessons is Ancient Mesopotamia.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development

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