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Thinking Tasks

The Snyder Act, the Battle of Midway, the Zoot Suit Riots, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 23: June 1 - June 5, 2020

Weekly Interactive Journal available Monday at 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, June 1

Monday, June 1

On this day in history...

In 1918, the Battle of Belleau Woods occurred during World War One. The US Marine Corps view this battle as a significant event to defining their identity and some people view it as the introduction of the US into twentieth century warfare. What can we learn about grit from the Battle of Belleau Wood?

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Tuesday,  June 2

Tuesday, June 2

On this day in history...

In 1924, the Indian Citizenship Act (also called the Snyder Act) is signed into law by US President Calvin Coolidge. Although some states refuse to enforce the law, it is meant to include Native Americans as US Citizens. What can we learn about diversity from the Snyder Act?

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Wednesday, June 3

Wednesday, June 3

On this day in history...

In 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots occurred in Los Angeles, California. Although the riots were named for a style of clothing, they symbolized growing racial tension. The Zoot Suit, often considered the spark, was viewed by some as an item that went against wartime rationing. What can we learn about tolerance from the Zoot Suit Riots?

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Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 4

On this day in history...

In 1942, the Battle of Midway began when the US cracked the Japanese Naval Code and correctly predicted a Japanese attack on Midway Island. The US Navy was able to set a trap using the decoded information that resulted in heavy Japanese naval losses during the battle. What can we learn about patience from the Battle of Midway?

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Friday, June 5

Friday, June 5

On this day in history...

In 1989, during a protest in Tiananmen Square (in Beijing, China) by Chinese citizens, an individual referred to as "The Tank Man" stands before a column of tanks prompting them to stop. The world watched as this individual stalled the tanks for over an hour. What can we learn about risk and reward from "The Tank Man"?

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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.