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Thinking Tasks

George Washington Carver, The Manhattan Project, Disneyland, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 29: July 13 - July 17, 2020

Weekly Interactive Journal available Tuesday 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 13

Monday, July 13

On this day in history...

In 1787, the Continental Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, which established practices and procedures for adding territories and states to the newly formed United States. What can we learn about the challenge of expansion from the Northwest Ordinance?

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Tuesday,  July 14

Tuesday, July 14

On this day in history...

In 1943, the city a national monument built in honor of George Washington Carver is dedicated. Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor who made significant contribution to the history of the United States. What can we learn about character from George Washington Carver?

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Wednesday, July 15

Wednesday, July 15

On this day in history...

In 1916, William Boeing and George Conrad founded Pacific Aero Products. The company would later be renamed Boeing. Despite the success of air travel, scientists predict that there will be changes to the way we travel in the future. What can we learn about the skill of argumentation from the concept of air travel?

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Thursday, July 16

Thursday, July 16

On this day in history...

In 1945, as a part of the Manhattan Project, the first nuclear weapon was successfully detonated in Alamogordo, NM. This technology would be used to end World War II in the Pacific and would usher in the Atomic Age. What can we learn about innovation and conflict from the Atomic Age?

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Friday, July 17

Friday, July 17

On this day in history...

In 1955, Walt Disney dedicated and opened the world's first Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Today there are 11 Disney locations throughout the world, and they are some of the most heavily visited locations in the world every year. What can we learn about recreation and entertainment from Disney locations?

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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.