Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics

Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics

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by Dan Barker
     
 

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In today's media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.

Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book's ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she

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In today's media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.

Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book's ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows "you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it."

"Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it wrong. It has to make sense." writes Barker, as he assures young readers that they are fully capable of figuring out what to believe, and of knowing when there just isn't enough information to decide. "You can do it your own way. If you are a good skeptic you will know how to think for yourself."

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Isn't it time children were taught to not only answer questions but to ask themn as well?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879756079
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Young Readers Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 10 Years

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Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book teaches kids to look for evidence and think for themselves not just believe what people tell them because they say its true. It defines opinion, and fsct and shoes kids hoe to tell the difference. A great tool to teach your kid critical thinking skills.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago