My Mind My Power's Daily Thinking Tasks

Free daily thinking tasks to empower students to use critical thinking skills every day. Mark Twain is one of the featured topics for this week’s thinking tasks encouraging students to use reason and logic.

Weekly Activities

Constructing meaning and learning power... Everyday.

Monday

Monday

December 10

In 1884, Mark Twain’s book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is released. The book, with the setting of pre-Civil War Mississippi tells the story of a boy and his adventures along the Mississippi River. Although some controversy exists about the book, it helped give an identity to American writing. Investigate today’s sources and answer the prompt.

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Tuesday

Tuesday

December 11

In 2006, Felipe Calderon, the Mexican President, begins a military-led offensive in the state of Michoacan, Mexico to disrupt the drug cartel violence taking place there. Some people consider it to be the first Mexican military effort against drugs in Mexico’s Drug War. Take a look at today’s sources and then answer today’s question.

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Wednesday

Wednesday

December 12

In 1979, Columbia and Ecuador were hit by a tremendous earthquake which was followed by a tsunami. Scientists speculate that the Pacific Northwest is due for a violent earthquake and tsunami which they termed the “Cascadia Effect.” Examine the provided links and then complete today’s task.

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Thursday

Thursday

December 13

In 2006, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to ensure that nations around the world work to help people with disabilities to enjoy all human rights. Scan the provided sources and then complete today’s entry tasks.

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Friday

Friday

December 14

Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright Brothers, were the first people to fly a mechanical airplane. Some historians have noted that Orville and Wilbur Wright displayed certain character traits that helps explain their journey into flight. Investigate today’s linked sources and complete today’s task.

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Weekly Focus:

Weekly Focus:

Tolerance

Tolerance is the belief that everyone should be respected for who they are including but not limited to: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual characteristics. Examine the attached links and consider how tolerance is a theme in both sources.

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""The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think."

Horace Walpole