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Thinking Tasks

The Space Shuttle Program, Jackie Robinson, USWNT Soccer, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 28: July 6 - July 10, 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, July 6

Monday, July 6

On this day in history...

In 1944, four years before debuting with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson faced a court martial for refusing to change seats while on a military bus. What can we learn about confidence from Jackie Robinson?

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Tuesday,  July 7

Tuesday, July 7

On this day in history...

In 1983, Samantha Smith, a ten-year old girl from Maine (US), wrote a letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov expressing fears about nuclear war. Andropov personally responded to the letter and invited Smith to visit the USSR. What can we learn about courage from Samantha Smith?

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Wednesday, July 8

Wednesday, July 8

On this day in history...

In 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for the last time ending the US Space Shuttle Program altogether. Despite suffering tragic accidents, the Space Shuttle Program is often viewed as one reason why the US one the Cold War's Space Race. What can we learn about innovation from the Space Shuttle Program?

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Thursday, July 9

Thursday, July 9

On this day in history...

In 1868, the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified. This amendment gives full US citizenship to African Americans and extended due process to all persons in the United States. What can we learn about equality from the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution?

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Friday, July 10

Friday, July 10

On this day in history...

In 1999, the US Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) defeated China in a penalty kick shoot out in the final match of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Over 90,000 spectators attended the game to watch in person, setting a record for crowd size. What can sports tell us about our culture?

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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.