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Critical Thinking Labs has Closed

Thank you for visiting the Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab website. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new TEKS aligned History Labs that will be made available at no cost and available for download from our Region 13 product store.

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Why are we shutting down

In the fall of 2018, a cohort of educator specialists from the Texas regional education service centers conducted a book study of Bruce Lesh’s Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. Based on this study and analysis of the Stanford History Education Group scholarship, this cohort collaborated to produce newly designed history labs. As a result of this work a decision was made to substitute the Social Studies Critical Thinking Labs website with newly developed history labs.