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Thinking Tasks

The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Princess Diana, Dr. Patrick Francis Healy, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 31: July 27 - July 31, 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 27

Monday, July 27

On this day in history...

In 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was opened in Washington DC. The memorial was designed to celebrate and extend appreciation to the soldiers who fought in the Korean War (1950-1953). What can we learn about the power of imagery and words from this memorial?

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Tuesday,  July 28

Tuesday, July 28

On this day in history...

In 1996, the prehistoric remains of a man found along the shore of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington were discovered. Kennewick Man challenged some commonly held beliefs about early humans in North America. What can we learn about culture and science from the Kennewick Man controversy? (Photo by StudioEIS, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-4.0)

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Wednesday, July 29

Wednesday, July 29

On this day in history...

In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales. The ceremony was watched by over 700 million people via television and Princess Diana became a household name throughout much of the world. What can we learn about character from studying Princess Diana?

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Thursday, July 30

Thursday, July 30

On this day in history...

In 1619, the English colonists at the settlement of Jamestown in modern-day Virginia held the first European-style government assembly in North American called the House of Burgesses. What can we learn about the desire to have government from the House of Burgesses?

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Friday, July 31

Friday, July 31

On this day in history...

In 2012, Michael Phelps, a swimmer for the US Olympic Swim Team, broke the record for the most medals won by an Olympian. At the end of his career, Phelps won 28 total medals including 23 gold medals. What is the most important life lesson we can learn from Michael Phelps?

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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.