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Thinking Tasks

MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech", the 19th Amendment, Pete Rose, and more are included in this week's Thinking Tasks. Create Thinking.

Weekly Activities

Week 35: August 24 - August 28, 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, August 24

Monday, August 24

On this day in history...

In 1989, legendary baseball player and manager Pete Rose was banned for baseball for life when he was suspected of betting on baseball games. This lifetime ban included not being able to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What can we learn about reputation from Pete Rose?

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Tuesday,  August 25

Tuesday, August 25

On this day in history...

In 1944, the city of Paris, France was liberated by the Allies (Free French forces, French Underground, and the British and US militaries) nearly four years after it was occupied by Nazi Germany forces. What can we learn about feelings of freedom from the liberation of Paris?

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Wednesday, August 26

Wednesday, August 26

On this day in history...

In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed and extended the right to vote to women. Although women's suffrage had been a debate for decades, by the early 1900s the movement gained enough momentum to be made into law. What can we learn about cause and effect from the passing of the 19th Amendment?

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Thursday, August 27

Thursday, August 27

On this day in history...

In 1918, the Battle of Ambose Nogales was fought between the US Army and Carrancista forces from Mexico. The border skirmish took place in the context of WWI and is considered by some to be the only WWI land battle to take place in the US. What can we learn about conflict from the Battle of Ambost Nogales?

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Friday, August 28

Friday, August 28

On this day in history...

In 1963, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech" during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Many people consider the speech to be one of the greatest pieces of rhetoric in American history. What can we learn about the power of words from this speech?

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Weekly Theme

Composure

Composure is based on the word composed which means having one's feelings and expression under control; or to be calm. Composure is typically applied to situation where a person experience extraordinary amounts of stress or high-pressure situations in which panic, fear, or anxiety is the outcome. Consider the story of Hope Solo, who played soccer for the University of Washington Huskies and was instrumental in the success of the United States Women's National Team (USWNT). After learning about how Solo responded to pressure as goalkeeper for the USWNT, consider how she showed composure throughout her career. For this week's personal journey complete one of the following: 1) Using Hope Solo as an example, summarize the concept of composure, 2) Explain a high-pressure situation where you have remained calm and showed composure, 3) Explain a high-stakes situation that a student could face and how maintaining composure in that situation would build character.

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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.