The ability to think critically is more important now than it ever has been. Critical thinking skills impacts every area of a child’s academic experience Students who can “do” math, but don’t understand “why, lack critical thinking skills. Students who can put sentences together grammatically correct, but can’t respond to a writing inquiry meaningfully lack critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is a learnable skill that allows us to make logical and informed decisions to the best of our ability. This course takes a nuts and bolts approach to teaching critical thinking. It will give teaches a variety of suggestions for integrating critical thinking activities into their disciplinary courses with a focus on current events.