Higher Order Thinking Skills/High School HOTS #1 Nietzsche (Non-fiction)
Higher Order Thinking Skills for High School students
The Great Books
Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra (small extract only)
Critical Reading and Writing
HIGH SCHOOL HOTS!
This is a self-contained product on higher order thinking skills/textual analysis. Everything you need is here.
MOVE AWAY FROM GENERIC QUESTIONS AND INTO TEXT-BASED ASSIGNMENTS WITH THIS UNIT ON CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING
You don’t need to teach entire works, just short excerpts of the Great Books, to engage students in complex, higher-order thinking and other skills deemed essential in the new CCSS guidelines.
ANALYZING THE GREAT BOOKS: Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra (small extract only)
Thus Spake Zarathustra is a fantastic text to engage your students in philosophical questions.
They will immediately recognize some of Nietzsche’s concepts: the superman or Ubermensch; God is dead; contempt for the herd.
Take part in the “Big Ideas” spoken about in the new CCSS guidelines; this unit will help guide your students through this difficult, yet accessible, text.
While all of my products on TpT engage students in complex, higher-order thinking, my philosophy units especially do so.
This product also allows for differentiated learning as some students may be comfortable with the questions focused on the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (remembering/comprehension and simple applications/understanding), whereas some of the questions focus on higher levels (analysis and evaluation).
INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
➢ A brief introduction
➢ FOUR PAGES OF TEACHER NOTES
➢ Information on how I use the text
➢ CCSS related information on text complexity
➢ A multiple choice test (based upon the included reading) with answers (in the main file and as a separate PDF)
➢ Critical Lens Quotation Practice (in the main file and as a separate PDF)
➢ Some information on Nietzsche in popular culture
➢ Chapters 1 to 4 of the Prologue from Thus Spake Zarathustra (in the main file and as a separate PDF)
➢ Essay Questions (10 main with another 10+ sub-questions) (in the main file and as a separate PDF).
Thus Spake Zarathustra is sometimes called a philosophical novel; however, it is hard to define categorically. It is undoubtedly one of the most interesting philosophical texts ever written; it is rich in allegory, imagery, symbolism, and many other literary elements. It is rife with ambiguity; it is perplexing, oracular, and equivocal; hence, a wonderful work to explore – especially in a classroom.