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Thinking Tasks

Diego Maradona, the Battle of Bamber Bridge, the Berlin Airlift, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 26: June 22 - June 26, 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 22

Monday, June 22

On this day in history...

In 1986, Argentina defeats England in a quarterfinal match of the FIFA World Cup in which Diego Maradona scores the "hand of God" goal and the "goal of the century." What can we learn about the connections between sports and life from this game?

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Tuesday,  June 23

Tuesday, June 23

On this day in history...

In 1996, the Nintendo 64 (or N64) was released in Japan. The 64-bit game console would go on to sell over 32 million units. What can we learn about innovation from game systems like the N64?

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Wednesday, June 24

Wednesday, June 24

On this day in history...

In 1943, the Battle of Bamber Bridge connected the inequities of segregation in the United States with practices in the US Military. What can we learn about leadership and racism from the Battle of Bamber Bridge?

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Thursday, June 25

Thursday, June 25

On this day in history...

In 1876, during the Great Sioux War the US 7th Calvary is attacked by a joint Sioux Army and Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer made is well-known last stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Although different perspectives of the battle exist, what can we learn about heroism from both sides of this encounter?

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Friday, June 26

Friday, June 26

On this day in history...

In 1948, the United States began its first of many supply-drops over West Berlin in response to the land and water blockade of Berlin by the Soviet Union. The drops lasted for over 300 days and supplied the population of West Berlin (over 2 million people) with goods needed for daily life.

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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.