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Thinking Tasks

Raymond Spruance, Henry O. Flipper, Sally Ride, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 25: June 15 - June 19, 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 15

Monday, June 15

On this day in history...

In 1877, Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the United States Army Academy at West Point. Although his military career came to a controversial ending, he was later recognized to have served with distinction after his death. What is the most important lesson we can learn from Henry O. Flipper?

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Tuesday,  June 16

Tuesday, June 16

On this day in history...

In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first female to fly to space when she participated in the Soviet Union's Vostok 6 mission during the Space Race between the USSR and the US. What is the most important lesson we can learn from Valentina Tereshkova?

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Wednesday, June 17

Wednesday, June 17

On this day in history...

In 1901, the College Board issued its first standardized test which was considered by many to be the forerunner to today's SAT and ACT test. Although these tests have been used by many colleges and universities for admissions considerations, recent events have created questions about the relevance of the test. What can we learn about ourselves from our views of standardized tests?

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Thursday, June 18

Thursday, June 18

On this day in history...

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to journey to space when she participated in the US Space Shuttle mission STS-7 during the Space Race between the US and the USSR. What is the most important lesson we can learn from Sally Ride?

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Friday, June 19

Friday, June 19

On this day in history...

In 1944, during World War II, Raymond Spruance affirmed his reputation as a superb commander when he led the US Navy during the Battle of the Philippines Sea. Spruance commanded cruisers, aircraft carriers, and led several successful battles in the Pacific Theater of War. What lessons can we learn from Raymond Spruance?

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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.