Thinking Tasks

My Mind My Power's Daily Thinking Tasks

The Bracero Program and Charles Lindbergh are two of this week's thinking tasks. Use your mind to discover your power.

Weekly Activities

May 20-24, 2019

Activity Sheet and Learning Links Update: Monday, May 27, 8:00am PST

Weekly Overview

Weekly Overview

May 20 - May 24

Bracero Programs are featured in this week's Thinking Tasks. Use your mind and empower yourself to think critically about the world you live in. To complete them:
1. Think about the question.
2. Analyze the sources
3. Answer the question.
4. Self or Peer Evaluate.

Monday, May 20

Monday, May 20

On this day in history...

Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others have changed the way we view things like going to the movies, investigate today's sources and complete the thinking task.

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Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, May 21

On this day in history...

American aviator Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Scan today's sources and then complete the thinking task about Charles Lindbergh and character traits.

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Wednesday, May 22

Wednesday, May 22

On this day in history...

In 1942, the country of Mexico enters World War II by declaring war on Germany, Japan, and the rest of the Axis-powers. Analyze today's sources to discover some ways that Mexico contributed to winning World War II and then complete today's thinking task.

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Thursday, May 23

Thursday, May 23

On this day in history...

In 1934, the infamous bank robbers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (known as Bonnie & Clyde) are tracked down, ambushed, and killed by Louisiana law enforcement officials. Analyze today's sources and complete today's task.

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Friday, May 24

Friday, May 24

On this day in history...

In 1813, Simon Bolivar is nicknamed "El Libertador" after he invades Merida, Venezuela. Research today's sources for more information about Bolivar's character and then complete today's thinking task.

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Weekly Theme

The Triple Nickles were a group of African-American paratroopers who served in World War II. Though they never saw action in the War over seas, they fought several forest fires in the Pacific Northwest. By doing this job, some people say that the Triple Nickles showed tremendous courage or a willingness to face or go through something that scares a person. Why do you think that many people view all or part of the Triple Nickles story as an example of courage?

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