Today we have some sample chapters from “The Thinking Toolbox” by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn! Here’s what they say about this excellent book:
This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools we give you in this book to solve thinking problems.
When it is dumb to argue
Using the scientific method
Five rules of brainstorming
Who has a reason to lie?
How to analyze opposing viewpoints
How to analyze evidence and sources
How to list reasons why you believe something
And much more
We wrote this book for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills. The Thinking Toolbox follows the same style as The Fallacy Detective with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. Parents and teachers, as well as anybody who wants to learn logic, will find The Thinking Toolbox easy to use and practical. For ages 12 and up.
To download this PDF sampler from The Thinking Toolbox, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer.
Mac users: Hold down the “control” key, then click the above link and save to your mac.
More info about the publishers:
There is Classical Education and then there is Christian Classical Education.
Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn is about reclaiming classical education for Christ. And Teaching the Trivium is not just about classical education — it gives foundational reasons for why homeschooling should be your first choice. If you are looking for how to apply classical education to your homeschool, then this is the book. Teaching the Trivium is practical, thorough, and from a decidedly Christian perspective.
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