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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
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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3.9
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By thinkLaw
We all know the holidays bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers?Talking Turkey offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for those two short days before Thanksgiving break.Students analyze real world lawsuits-A woman
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
3 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
A man stops to help with a car accident and is struck by a car. A woman rents a home only to fall through the floor of her outhouse into the waste below. Who is responsible for these injuries? "Not My Fault" uses high-interest, high-profile court
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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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:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Black History Month
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
thinkLaw takes the critical thinking strategies taught in law schools across the country and breaks them down in a way that makes this way of deep thinking accessible to all students! In all subjects! (Even Math!) We know more now than we ever did
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Math Test Prep
Grades:
6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.A.4, 6.EE.B.5, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.B.7, 6.EE.B.8
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
Did you know that a monkey sued a photographer over the rights to a selfie? The monkey took the picture, so should he own the rights? What sort of implications would be created if he won? "Monkey Business" uses high-interest, high-profile court
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
Are you looking for an engaging, critical-thinking lesson to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your classroom?Separate is Not Equal focuses on the landmark court case Mendez V Westminster. This lesser known case paved the way for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, 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
1 rating
4.0
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By thinkLaw
Facebook has been all over the news with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. People had their information collected through a personality quiz app. But it wasn't just the people who took the quiz- everyone who was friends with the people who took the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Instructional Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1, W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1, SL.6.1...
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
1 rating
4.0
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By thinkLaw
Discussing Controversial TopicsNothing is as powerful as when young Thinkers can engage in thoughtful debate with one another. But as the teacher, this is often difficult to moderate. Young people need to be taught how to engage in critical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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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
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By thinkLaw
If you're reading this description, you probably teach kids about the importance of voting. Every student hears this message in school- so why DON'T people vote as an adult?In this thinkLaw lesson students spend time conducting a root cause
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Elections - Voting, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), 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
2 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
1 rating
3.5
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By thinkLaw
The police search a man's yard by flying a plane over his house. Thermal-imaging equipment is used to try to identify lights used to grow drugs. The FBI asks Apple for help breaking into a terror suspect's I-Phone. Are these tactics permissible?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.4, SL.7.1, SL.7.4, SL.8.1, SL.8.4
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
An NFL player is injured by another player during a non-play moment in the game. Is it battery? Thousands of former NFL players band together to bring a lawsuit against the NFL asking for compensation for the long-term effects of their head
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.4, SL.7.1, SL.7.4, SL.8.1, SL.8.4
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By thinkLaw
The attack on Nancy Kerrigan right before that National Ice Skating Championships in 1994 was one of the biggest news stories of the decade. The images of a tearful Nancy Kerrigan clutching her legs and screaming in pain after she was attacked with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.6.3, 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...
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By thinkLaw
A woman attends a St. Patrick's Day parade. An unknown person on a float throws a cabbage into the crowd and it hits her in the face. She sues the parade organizers. Should she win?Tap into your students' curiosity and sense of justice by using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
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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, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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
1 rating
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By thinkLaw
This year provide your students with activities to celebrate Hispanic heritage with critical thinking and teach them to think like a lawyer.thinkLaw brings strategies taught in law school all the way to our youngest learners! In Juan Bobo v. the
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.2, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.1, SL.1.1, SL.2.1
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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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