“I love the process materials that are provided with each text. It is our hope that our kids will learn that differing opinions doesn’t mean that one is right and the other wrong. That it is OK to ask people why they believe a certain way and to be curious enough to ask questions in order to expand their worlds.”
As high school students prepare for life as adults, they must acquire skills that empower them as independent and successful citizens. Touchstones offers high school educators a range of programs and content volumes, including Touchstones Volume 1 and Volume 2, and seven other volumes that develop public speaking, active listening, critical thinking, and shared leadership.
Over the course of an academic year, students explore how they learn with others and examine themselves as a participant and leader. They also focus on meta-cognition and how they can better teach themselves when encountering new information. In addition, Touchstones for high school students incorporates exploratory writing in which students refine skills as both reader and writer.