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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
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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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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, Social Studies - History, Character Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
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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
7
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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
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
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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
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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, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
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
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, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
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
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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
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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
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By thinkLaw
During the 1970's both houses of Congress approved an Equal Rights Amendment that would prohibit discrimination based on sex.The amendment needed 38 states to ratify it in order to be added to the Constitution. It was ratified by 35. Almost 50
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Government, Women's History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.8, RI.7.8, RI.8.8, W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, SL.6.4, SL.7.4, SL.8.4
$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
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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, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
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
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By thinkLaw
A lawsuit was filed against the city of Washington D.C. The suit claimed the the city's policies promoting gentrification discriminated against city residents that were older and lower-income. Have your students analyze this real-life legal case!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
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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
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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, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th
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
$5.00
1
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By thinkLaw
In the United States, someone dies of an opioid overdose every 90 seconds. But who is responsible?Multiple counties across the U.S. have filed lawsuits against the drug companies that manufacture opioids. It's estimated that about 80% of all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
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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
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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
5
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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.

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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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