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Thinking Tasks

The Galileo Galilei, Crazy Horse, Ernest Shackleton, and more are featured in this week's thinking tasks. Create thinking.

Weekly Activities

January 6, 2019 - January 10, 2020

Weekly Interactive Journal available Monday, January 6, 8:00am PST
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Instructions

Instructions

Directions to complete:

1. Listen to introduction
2. Read the prompt
3. Think about a possible answer
4. Explore the daily learning links
5. Ask Clarifying Questions (if needed)
6. Finalize your response
7. Write your answer
8. Count your words
9. Self/Peer evaluate and score

Monday, January 6

Monday, January 6

On this day in history...

In 1536, Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza and Bishop Juan de Zumárraga open the first European-based institution of higher learning, Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, in Mexico City. The institution marked a significant step in Spanish colonization of the Americas. Investigate today's sources, choose an activity, and complete today's thinking task.

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Tuesday,  January 7

Tuesday, January 7

On this day in history...

In 1610, Italian scientist Galileo Galilei used his telescope to observe several moons orbiting around Jupiter. The observation adds proof to the idea that the moon is orbiting the earth and the earth is orbiting the sun (called the heliocentric theory), it also is viewed as a challenge to religious belief at the time. Analyze today's sources and complete today's thinking task..

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Wednesday, January 8

Wednesday, January 8

On this day in history...

In 1877, Crazy Horse (the authenticity of the photo is disputed), a Lakota leader of the Oglala band, and his men engaged the U.S. Army at the Battle of Wolf Mountain in Montana Territory. It was the last major skirmish involving Crazy Horse as he would surrender to help save his people in 1878 after a brutal winter. Scan today's sources and complete today's thinking tasks.

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Thursday, January 9

Thursday, January 9

On this day in history...

In 1909, the Nimrod Expedition, led by Ernest Shackleton, reached 97 miles from the South Pole, it was the closest anyone had ever come to the South Pole to that point. Shackleton would lead three total expeditions to the South Pole, including one that saw his ship, the Endurance eventually sink. Investigate today's sources and complete today's thinking task.

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Friday, January 10

Friday, January 10

On this day in history...

In BC 49, Julius Caesar, a Roman general and statesman, marches his army across the Rubicon River indicating his desire to confront the Roman Senate with his army. This action is viewed as an act of war and the Roman Republic faces a Civil War between citizens loyal to the Senate and those loyal to Julius Caesar. Scan through today's sources, choose an activity, and complete today's thinking task.

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Weekly Theme

Weekly Theme

Authenticity

Like last week, this week's theme is also authenticity. Remember that authenticity means something that is undeniably real. Last week, we studied how some people were given nicknames to give more meaning to their personality, specifically we looked at Richard the Lionheart. This week, we are going to look at authentic mottos. Well known mottos are simple, express purpose, and are often positive. For example, the United States Soccer Teams motto is 'One Nation. One Team.' Nike's motto is 'Just Do It,' and Subway's is 'Eat Fresh.' Some individuals use inspiring lines from literature, movies, or songs for their personal motto, the authenticity is how the individual shows their mottos through their daily interactions and experiences. After scanning through this week's sources, choose or create an authentic model and include several sentences why you chose to adopt that motto

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About Thinking Tasks

About Thinking Tasks

A Brief Overview

Veteran educator Patrick Zuniga has two graduate degrees in education (MAT and MSE) and is a current Doctoral Student. He has developed, delivered, and assessed thinking tasks like these in his classroom for nearly 15 years. These activities are supported by aligned learning links and a free downloadable and reproducible daily interactive response journal (updated every week) and are designed to:

-Encourage enthusiastic learning through extraordinary topics and universal accessibility.
-Focus on reinforcing communication skills through careful alignment of learning links and writing prompts.
-Develop critical thinking skills by using dynamic questioning strategies.
-Promote personal achievement though self-reflection and peer accountability.

Please e-mail Patrick to schedule a collaboration-session to explore how to create high-yield learning activities for your classroom or school today.