For today's Deep Thinking Friday, go to the following link: 182 Questions to Write or Talk About.
Look over the list and pick out 3 questions you'd like to discuss with your class (a first choice and two backups if your first choice gets taken). Some of these questions are from previous years, so adjust dates as necessary.
Whoever has the closest birthday to today gets to first. Ask your question to the class. Everyone should participate in the discussion... after all, that's what Deep Thinking Friday is all about! Feel free to get a computer from the cart to look up any needed facts to back up your opinions. When the discussion reaches a natural stopping point, the asker can choose the next person to go.
THINK DEEP, BACK UP YOUR OPINIONS WITH GOOD REASONING AND ELABORATED COMMUNICATION, AND HAVE FUN!