Thinking Classroom Resource pack

The Thinking Classroom Resource Pack

List of Resources in the Pack

The Table below lists only the resources that have been included in this Resource Pack. The name of the module, class level and lesson plan topic are given behind each resource to help you organise the pack after use.

For most of the lesson plans you will have to collect, assemble and organise various objects, small text/problem cards, get some stationery together and have some baskets/boxes handy to organise resources for groups of students to share and work with.

Some suggestions for math and art activity boxes are given below. If you start this collection at the beginning of the year you will find it very handy as you go along.

Put together a Math Activity Box

Young children need daily experiences of manipulating concrete material to understand abstract mathematical concepts, so a ready supply of materials is very handy. Find a large box or carton to store your materials in. Here are some suggestions to help you get started on your collection:

– Simple everyday concrete material such as, used pen caps, plastic bottle caps, ice cream sticks, pebbles, used invitation cards, old plastic spoons, recycled paper strips, used/old envelopes (of different sizes, colours & texture)

– Large beads of different colours

– Small beads of different colours

– Buttons of different colours

– Plastic or wooden blocks

– Different shape cutouts, such as, circle, square, oval, rectangle, and triangle

– Used pencils of different sizes

– Strings and shoelaces

– Sets of toy cars /animals (clay or plastic)

– Empty, used boxes in a variety of sizes

– Old calendars

Put together an Art Activity and Recycling Box

You don’t have to spend a lot of money for artwork. There are, however, some basic stationery supplies you will need. Assemble two boxes for your classroom. An Art Activity Box and a Recycling Box. You can request parents and community members to contribute to the Recycling Box. For example, tailors and carpenters and shopkeepers can give you bits and pieces that they generally throw away.

Look for a large box with a lid for your Art Activity Box and an old open carton will work fine for your Recycling Box. Here is a list to help you get started, you can add to this based on locally available material.

  • Art Activity Box

– Crayons, colour pencils, pencils, markers, chalk, charcoal, paintbrushes, old toothbrushes, old shaving brushes, powder paints, bits of sponge, old candles, different types of string, straws, ice cream sticks

– Slates, old newspapers, old envelopes, wedding or Eid cards, any scraps of paper (plain or patterned), old magazines, brown paper bags, chart/card paper

– Scissors (small and blunt for young children), stapler, glue, rubber bands, paper knives

– Small bowls to mix paint, spray bottles, plastic bottles, and masking tape

  • Recycling Box

– Empty boxes of different shapes and sizes, bits of ribbons, old shoelaces, bits of elastic, bits and pieces of cloth

Gota, chamki, old buttons and beads, pencil shavings, egg shells, peanut shells, bottle caps (make sure they are not rusty), old keys

– Pictures, old photographs that are not needed, stickers, shape cutouts

* A box or large bowl of clay, which is covered with a damp cloth, (to keep the clay pliable) is an essential part of your Art Area.


Resource Module Class Level Description


Lesson Plan Ethics, Our Country, Fractions, Measurements, Shapes And Angles, Human Body, Environment, Matter, Plants, Earth and Space Science ECE, Classes 1 to 5 and Multiage There are ten modules and each module contains seven lesson plans. One for ECE, one for classes 1 to 5 each and one for multiage
Five Story Books:

·         Amanpur

·         Sharing an Apple

·         What Nasir Saw

·         The Four Friends

·         The Squirrel’s Home


Our Country






Class 3



Class 2

Class 2


These stories are developed to open up discussion on the different aspects of the topic.

·         Five Sample Scenarios

·         Three Sample Scenarios



Human Body

Class 2, 5 & Multiage These scenarios are used for small group discussion to develop problem solving skills.


A set of three story cards Human Body Class 4 Theses story cards are developed for group work.


A set of eight expression cards Human Body ECE These cards are developed to help children understand their own feelings and others’ as well.


Sets of Shapes:

·         3 sets of five shapes

·         4 sets of six shapes

Shapes and Angles Class ECE, 1, 2 and Multiage These shapes will help children to identify different shapes in their environment.


A set of twenty pictures Shapes and Angles ECE These are pictures of different buildings and structures so that children can recognize different shapes.


A set of twenty pictures Environment ECE These pictures help children to think of the uses of water in their daily life.


A set of two pictures Environment Class 1 These pictures are of a clean neighbourhood and a dirty neighbourhood so the children can identify the differences.


A set of seven picture Environment Class 3 These pictures have different animals and their habitats.


Guidebook for Teachers ECE This guide helps teachers to understand the critical thinking pedagogies to be deployed in ECE classroom. Sample activities for different key learning areas are also included in this guidebook.


Guidebook for Teachers Primary This guide helps teachers to understand the critical thinking pedagogies to be deployed in Primary classroom. Sample activities for different subjects are also included in this guidebook.


Lesson Plans Booklet for grade 6,

Booklet for grade 7 &

Booklet for grade 8

Middle These grade wise booklets contain lesson plans for Science, Social Studies, Math and English.


Lesson Plans Booklet 1

Booklet 2

Secondary These two booklets are comprised of lesson plans for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Civics, Economics, Pakistan Studies and Urdu.