My Mind My Power's Daily Thinking Tasks

The Wizard of Oz, The Berlin Wall, and The Republic of Hawaii are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Your mind is your power.

Weekly Activities

August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Next Activity Sheet and Learning Links Update: By Monday, August 12, 8:00am PST

Weekly Overview

Weekly Overview

August 12 - August 16

Directions for the learner:
1. Read the prompt
2. Think about a possible answer
3. Investigate the daily learning links
4. Finalize your answer
5. Write your answer
6. Count your words
7. Self/Peer evaluate and score

Monday,  August 12

Monday, August 12

On this day in history...

In 1898, the flag of the Republic of Hawaii is lowered and the flag of the United States of America is raised in front of ╩╗Iolani Palace to signify a change in the political standing of Hawaii from an independent nation to a territory of the United States. Examine today's learning links, choose an activity, and complete the thinking task.

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Tuesday,  August 13

Tuesday, August 13

On this day in history...

(Image courtsy of Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-85458-0002 / Junge, Peter Heinz / CC-BY-SA) In 1961, East Germany closes its borders with West Germany and begins construction of the Berlin Wall. Examine today's learning links, choose an activity, and complete today's thinking task.

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Wednesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 14

On this day in history...

In 1900 , a group of 8 countries known as "The Eight-Nation Alliance" occupies Beijing, China to end the Boxer Rebellion which was a conflict between Chinese fighters and citizens against the expansion of US and European influence into Chinese lands. Scan through today's learning links, choose an activity, and complete the task.

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Thursday, August 15

Thursday, August 15

On this day in history...

In 1939, the film The Wizard of Oz is released. Although the film struggled to make a profit at first, today it is regarded as one of the most influential movies of cinematic history. Review today's learning links, choose an activity, and complete today's task.

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Friday, August 16

Friday, August 16

On this day in history...

In 1930, the groundbreaking cartoon Fiddlesticks is released featuring the humorous character Flip the Frog. Since then, televised cartoons have grown in popularity with some cartoons being made into feature films or animated series. Examine today's sources, choose a question, and answer today's thinking task.

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Weekly Theme

Weekly Theme

Partnerships

Partnerships are when two people or groups work together to achieve a common goal. They are common in people's personal lives, business plans, and hobbies, sports, and leisure. One of the most well-known partnerships in history is that of mountain-climber Edumund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal when they successfully climbed Mt. Everest. In your personal journal answer the following: 1. In your own words explain a partnership or describe a partnership you've been a part of. 2. Do you believe a partnership is necessary for success? Explain your answer.

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