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Thinking Tasks

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Reagan's "tear down this wall" speech, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 24: June 8 - June 12, 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 8

Monday, June 8

On this day in history...

In 1949, English author George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. The book plot of the dystopian novel included themes like totalitarianism and oppression and is generally thought to have been inspired by the causes and effects of World War II. What can we learn about ourselves from Nineteen Eighty-Four?

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Tuesday,  June 9

Tuesday, June 9

On this day in history...

In 1968, the US entered a state of mourning due to the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. Although RFK was not the US President, the RFK's assassination was viewed by many to be as significant as the assassination of a US President. What can we learn about leadership from the death of RFK?

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Wednesday, June 10

Wednesday, June 10

On this day in history...

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963. JFK's goal was to address disparities in gender between gender. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was also part of JFK's New Frontier Act. What can we learn about equality from the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

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Thursday, June 11

Thursday, June 11

On this day in history...

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on television. In this televised address, JFK explained how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would help advance the US to a more equal society. The law would pass the next year with the support of President Lyndon B. Johnson. What can we learn about civil rights from the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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Friday, June 12

Friday, June 12

On this day in history...

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" as he delivered a speech near the Berlin Wall in West Berlin. A few years later the Berlin Wall no longer separated East Berlin and West Berlin as East Germany and West Germany united to become Germany. What can we learn about the power of the human spirit from the fall of the Berlin Wall?

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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.