Clued In To Politics: A Critical Thinking Reader In American Government
Clued In To Politics: A Critical Thinking Reader In American Government

Clued In To Politics: A Critical Thinking Reader In American Government

  • Publish Date: 2013-11-11
  • Binding: Paperback
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Clued in to Politics: A Critical Thinking Reader in American Government, Fourth Edition, edited by Christine Barbour and Matthew J. Streb,is a collection of contemporary American government readings (more than half new to this edition) that uses proven pedagogy for modeling critical thinking. The editors write a contextual headnote why we chose this piece and then follow every reading with questions that employ the CLUES method: Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications. By consistently walking students through a process for close reading and analysis, students pick up the habit of critical thinking and internalize a process that moves them far beyond regurgitating information. The chapters line up with coverage in introductory American government texts.

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