Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. “Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million? Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts. This trap is particularly dangerous as it’s deliberately used in many occasions, such as by experienced salesmen, who will show you a higher-priced item first, “anchoring” that price in your mind, for example. What can you do about it? Always view a problem from different perspectives. 2. In one experiment a group of people were randomly given one of two gifts — half received a decorated mug, the other half a large Swiss chocolate bar. 3. 4.
TES collection World War II Comment:5 average rating | Comments (9)Last Updated:9 March, 2014Section:Resources Primary History - World War II Using rich resources that encourage children’s empathy skills can make all the difference in teaching about WWII. Lesson planning DavidHowes1977 has shared his wonderfully detailed plans for KS2, together with a large range of supporting resources: Medium Term Plan Audio resource links Lesson 1 timeline/reasoning Lesson 2 air raids/blitz Lesson 3 evacuees Lesson 4 rationing Lesson 5 ration cake recipe Lesson 6 women in WWII More resources What was it like for children to live in WWII? This resource includes a medium term plan, 12 lesson plans, an activity, worksheets and full colour pictures. History WWII Plans Comprehensive lesson planning that covers all the topics and objectives for WWII themes. Topic Mat: World War 2 Facts A double-sided topic mat incorporating basic facts about World War 2 with pictures. Evacuating London Drama on the theme of evacuation Evacuees - WW2 WW2 display labels
Choices Program Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents And Parents For Fascinating, Charming Photos Young people pose with their elders, either a parent or a grandparent. Then the two family members exchange outfits and have their photo taken again. The result is as sweet as intriguing… Pictures by: Qozop. Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World Top 10 Logical Fallacies in Politics The human brain is wired all wrong. Those not versed in logic are blissfully unaware of how much our brain messes up the most basic of arguments, leading to the mess of random thoughts, non-sequiturs, cognitive dissonance, white lies, misinformation, and syntax errors that we call consciousness. Luckily, there is one place where all of these logical misteps can be exemplified: politics. What follows is a crash course in some of the most prevelant fallacies we all make, as they appear in modern American politics. President Bush and Senator Kerry, congratulations on making it through an entire televised debate without answering a single question! The man who invented Western philosophy, Aristotle, considered ignoratio elenchi, which roughly translates to "irrelevant thesis," an umbrella term that covered all other logical fallacies. This happens with almost every single question during a formal political debate. Argumentum ad hypocriticum The straw man never has a brain
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