My Mind My Power's Daily Thinking Tasks

What word would you use to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's role in the US Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s?

This week's main focus is on objects and events who shaped the 20th century. Click to learn more.

Weekly Activities

Teach, Learn, and Achieve... Everyday.

Monday

Monday

January 21

Jefferson Davis is best known for being the fist and only President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865), but he served in many leadership roles prior to this. Some view him as a hero, while others think he is a villain. Review today's sources and complete the thinking task about knowing facts and opinions.


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Tuesday

Tuesday

January 22

In 1984, the video of the woman running through the hall to shatter the monopoly of technology may look different today. Some people's opinion is that computers control humans, while other people think that computers need to be developed to have more artificial intelligence. Consult today's sources and complete today's opinion-based thinking task. (Image from: https://www.wired.com/2008/01/dayintech-0124/)




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Wednesday

Wednesday

January 23

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female to be a university-trained doctor of medicine in the United States. A fact is something we know to be true, or something that can be easily proven as true. An opinion is something that someone believes to be true or may not be able to prove. Scan today's sources and complete today's thinking task.




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Thursday

Thursday

January 24

The California Gold Rush began with the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, but by 1849, people from around the US and the world began to flock to the US with the hopes of getting rich quick. The NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers name is inspired by the California Gold Rush. Analyze today's sources and complete today's thinking task about NFL team names.



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Friday

Friday

January 25

In 1980, Mother Teresa (pictured with US President Ronald Regan and Nancy Regan) is awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the government of India for her work among the sick and poor. Investigate today's sources and then complete the thinking tasks. You must search for Mother Teresa in the search bar to find the biographical information for Mother Teresa.



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Week Theme:

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Visionaries

With the words, "I have a dream," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. built meaning behind something we all have believe in, a more equitable world. For this reason, some people call him and people like him, visionary, who see the world not as it is but how it could be. Why do you think the ability to envision things is an important skill for people seeking achievement to have?

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Fact and Opinion

This week's activities encourage you to distinguish (or know the difference) between fact and opinion. Review the sources here to get a better understanding of what makes a statement a fact and the qualities that make something an opinion.


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