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Thinking Tasks

The Yarnell Hill Fire, La Amistad, The Battle of Gettysburg and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 27: June 29 - July 3, 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 29

Monday, June 29

On this day in history...

In 2007, Apple released the first version of the iPhone, revolutionizing cell phone use and changing how people referred to their cell phones (they became called smartphones). What can we learn about our culture by studying the impact of smartphones?

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Tuesday,  June 30

Tuesday, June 30

On this day in history...

In 2013, nineteen members of the Green Mountain Hotshots died as they attempted to subdue the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. What can we learn about service from the Green Mountain Hotshots?

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Wednesday, July 1

Wednesday, July 1

On this day in history...

In 1916, the battle of the Somme begins in France. The battle, which lasted for 140 days, resulted in over 1 million total casualties. What can we learn about World War One from the Battle of the Somme?

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Thursday, July 2

Thursday, July 2

On this day in history...

In 1839, 53 Mende captives rebelled against the crew of the slave ship La Amistad. The ship was found off the coast of New York and resulted in a monumental US Supreme Court decision. What can we learn about the power of purpose from the Amistad case?

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Friday, July 3

Friday, July 3

On this day in history...

In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ended dramatically impacting the outcome of United States Civil War. The pictured 1936 commemorative half dollar illustrated historic attempts of the North and South to heal from wounds from that war. What can we learn about lasting impact based on the Battle of Gettysurg?

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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.