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Thinking Tasks

Jesse Owens, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay, Operation Dynamo, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 22: May 25 - May 29, 2020

Weekly Interactive Journal available Tuesday at 8:00am PST

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Instructions

Instructions

Directions to complete:

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

Monday, May 25

Monday, May 25

On this day in history...

In 1935, Jesse Owens, an Ohio State University track athlete, set three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Championships. Owens went on to represent the US at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin where he challenged Nazi racial doctrine. What can we learn about determination from Jesse Owens?

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Tuesday,  May 26

Tuesday, May 26

On this day in history...

In 1940, Operation Dynamo (also called the Dunkirk evacuation) occurred after the British used military and civilian resources to complete a multiple-day retreat of British and some French troops from France to avoid destruction by Germany. What can we learn about bravery from Operation Dynamo?

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Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday, May 27

On this day in history...

In 1930, the Chrysler Building in New York City was opened to the general public. This building was the tallest building in the world at the time. Today, there are several buildings taller than the Chrysler Building. What can we learn about humanity from the desire to build tall structures?

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Thursday, May 28

Thursday, May 28

On this day in history...

In 2002, clean-up of 9/11 in New York City (also called Ground Zero) officially ended when workers removed the last steel girder from the site. Today, material from Ground Zero has been repurposed for new uses. What can we learn about American culture from the use of material from Ground Zero?

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Friday, May 29

Friday, May 29

On this day in history...

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzig Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. Although summiting Everest had been tried several times before, they were first people believed to have accomplished this feat. What can we learn about achievement from Hillary and Norgay?

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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.