Lesson 1 – Why Thinking Matters

In this lesson, students will learn about the art of thinking and how to think effectively, rather than what to think. They will explore the significance of thinking and how it shapes our worldviews. The lesson emphasizes the importance of free speech, the impact it has on society, and the historical context of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon’s essays. Students will also learn about repairing and fixing incoherent or immoral parts of our traditions rather than burning down society. The lesson will conclude by encouraging students to develop the art of thinking, engage in conversation, and consider their worldviews.