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Thinking Tasks

Jay Silverheels, the Scottsboro Boys, Eileen Collins, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 30: July 20 - July 24, 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 20

Monday, July 20

On this day in history...

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon when the United States successfully landed Apollo 11 on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. What can we learn about venturing into the unknown and taking risks from Apollo 11?

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Tuesday,  July 21

Tuesday, July 21

On this day in history...

In 1979, Jay Silverheels, the actor who played Tonto on the television series The Lone Ranger, became the first Native American (Mohawk) to receive a commemorative star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What can we learn about assumptions from characters like Tonto?

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Wednesday, July 22

Wednesday, July 22

On this day in history...

In 1942, the US government began to limit the amount of gasoline that individuals could use on a weekly basis. Rationing eventually included gasoline, cotton, sugar, cooking oil, and other routinely used goods. What can we learn about self-discipline from American culture during World War II?

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Thursday, July 23

Thursday, July 23

On this day in history...

In 1999, astronaut Eileen Collins became the first female to command a space shuttle when she led STS-93 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. What life lessons can we learn from the achievements of Eileen Collins?

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Friday, July 24

Friday, July 24

On this day in history...

In 1937, charges against the nine black teenagers known as the "Scottsboro Boys" were officially dropped by the state of Alabama after the young men endured 5 years in the Alabama judicial system and the United States Supreme Court. What can we learn about the US judicial system from the "Scottsboro Boys"?

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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.