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Critical thinking can be taught by anyone and must be learned by everyone.
 
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By thinkLaw
If there's one thing students love... it's a good debate! Right now, throughout the United States people are debating raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.In this lesson students will first consider the cost of living in their area to determine if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
10
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By thinkLaw
Black History month is designated as a time to celebrate and recognize African American history and achievements. This year, combine the history with critical thinking!Famous Inventions focuses on four major inventions that we use everyday that
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Activities
$3.00
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By thinkLaw
We all know the holidays bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers?Don't Be a Grinch offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for keeping students engaged all the way up to the start of the holiday break!.Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b
$6.00
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By thinkLaw
What if the same critical thinking strategies taught in law school could be used with students in K-2? thinkLaw uses law school exercises with our youngest students using folk tales, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes because there are some shady
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.2.1, W.K.1, W.K.3, W.1.1, W.1.3, W.2.1, W.2.3, SL.K.1, SL.1.1...
$6.00
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By thinkLaw
When it comes to daylight saving time, states have two options; say in standard time or switch to daylight saving time. Only Hawaii and Arizona chose to stay in standard time and the remaining 48 make the switch. But a bill was introduced to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, W.3.1, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.10, SL.3.1, SL.4.1...
$4.00
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By thinkLaw
When is the last time you had to settle a conflict? The answer to that question is probably today! Solving problems and conflicts is a valuable real-world skill. Using the settlement and negotiation process taught in law skill can help your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, W.3.4, W.4.4, SL.3.1, SL.3.3, SL.4.1, SL.4.3
$4.00
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By thinkLaw
Moving to Mars might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but it will be a reality for our students as they become adults. The idea of moving to Mars presents a lot of opportunities for rich critical thinking. For example, who makes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Government
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, W.3.1, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.10, SL.3.1, SL.4.1
$4.00
3
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By thinkLaw
We all know Valentines Day and romance bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers?No Love Lost offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for keeping students engaged and excited!.Students analyze real world lawsuits-A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1
$5.00
5
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By thinkLaw
Everyone knows that the holidays bring DRAMA. And who loves drama more than Middle Schoolers? Use real-life legal cases to grab your students' attention and keep them engaged on those tough days before and after holiday breaks!This bundle is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.6.6, RI.7.6, RI.8.6, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.8.1, W.8.1a...
$52.00
$36.40
3
Bundle
By thinkLaw
The right to free speech is a fundamental right granted by the US Constitution. But how does it apply to students in school?The Cost of Free Speech is a two part lesson that examines three lawsuits dealing with schools and students' right to free
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3, SL.6.1c, SL.6.4, SL.7.1d, SL.7.4, SL.8.1a...
$5.00
6
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By thinkLaw
A lawsuit was filed against the city of Washington D.C. on behalf of their homeless citizen. The lawsuit alleges that 1,000's of important personal items have been thrown away by city workers clearing homeless encampments. Is this an issue of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.7.3, RI.7.8, RI.8.3, RI.8.8, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, SL.6.1c, SL.7.1c...
$4.00
10
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By thinkLaw
We read students traditional stories and folktales but do we every stop to challenge them to really THINK about what they're reading and hearing?Chicken Little is THE original fake news story. The birds never stop to think about what they're being
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.1.2, RL.2.2, W.K.1, W.1.1, W.2.1, SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1
$4.00
6
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By thinkLaw
Many cities and states around the U.S. are passing laws that say businesses are REQUIRED to accept cash. What do your students think?Guide them through this public policy debate lesson where they will examine arguments for both sides, vote, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.1, RI.5.3, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
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By thinkLaw
College sports are big business. They bring in a lot of money for the Universities and the NCAA. But what about the student athletes? Should they receive compensation beyond their scholarships?This public policy debate poses this question to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
$4.00
5
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By thinkLaw
There are a lot of fairy tales and folktales that were created to scare kids into behaving. Are these scary holiday stories out of line? Let your class debate.The lesson looks at several Icelandic Holiday Characters: the Yule Cat, the holiday witch,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$4.00
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By thinkLaw
Do I really have to go to school? If you've ever had your students ask this question, this is the lesson for you!"Do I Have to Go to School" has your upper elementary students think like a lawyer as they analyze the landmark Supreme Court case
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$4.00
4
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By thinkLaw
A woman spills hot coffee on her lap and sues McDonald's. Should she win her case? This case is often referenced as a joke. Is it serious case? Tap into your students' curiosity and sense of justice by using this real-life legal case.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.6.3, RI.7.3, RI.8.3, W.6.1, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.3
$4.00
3
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By thinkLaw
Two separate lawsuits were filed in April of 2020 that have a lot in common. But StubHub and United Airlines were sued by customers that want cash refunds after their tickets couldn't be used on a certain date. What should happen?Students
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Video Files, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.3, RI.7.3, RI.8.3, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4
$4.00
6
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By thinkLaw
In 2017, 36 U.S. Representatives sent a letter to the FDA asking them to consider making the word “milk” exclusive to dairy milk. Should they do it? Students are introduced to the topic. There are a lot of kinds of milk. Dairy, sheep, goat, almond,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.1, RI.5.3, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, SL.3.1, SL.4.1
$4.00
3
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By thinkLaw
This purchase is a bundle of THREE thinkLaw Resources1. "Head Case" Introduction to Legal Synthesis Head Case begins by having students analyze the NFL head injury litigation. Do players assume the risks when they agree to the NFL contracts? Then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
$13.00
$9.10
4
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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Colin began tutoring in his Brooklyn, NY hometown as a teenager, and furthered his passion for teaching as a middle school math teacher and Teach for America corps member in Washington, D.C. after earning his B.S. in Computer Science and minor in African American Studies at Syracuse University. Colin later earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and completed graduate level coursework in secondary education and economics. As a Management Analyst for Clark County, NV’s child welfare agency, Colin helped to transform the foster parent licensing process. Colin later returned to the classroom, teaching middle and high school math at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy while attending law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Colin graduated magna cum laude as a part-time evening student.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Prior to founding thinkLaw, Colin practiced litigation and intellectual property at Greenberg Traurig where he also provided pro bono services to the Children’s Attorney Project, representing children in the foster care system. In addition to leading thinkLaw, Colin also taught Algebra 2 at Equipo Academy in Las Vegas. thinkLaw has recently release a full-length Social Justice curriculum! For more information visit www.thinklaw.us

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