Prepare students for the 21st century with this free lesson!
Ready to promote 21st century skills of collaboration, critical-thinking, communication, & creative problem solving in your district? Download this standards-aligned American history lesson and share with your team to get started.
Mind Missions are team-based, creative problem solving activities that engage students in solving historical challenges using their minds and common materials. After reading a social studies leveled story that informs students of the historical setting, students team up and work together to devise a solution to a real-world challenge. Mind Missions vary as widely as historical problems. Students may work together to construct an engineering marvel or collaborate to create a convincing commercial
Open-ended team problem-solving challenges provide opportunities to improve collaborative skills and develop social-emotional skills.
Every Mind Missions lesson provides opportunities for students to develop critical 21st century competencies for the future.
Social Studies knowledge and skills are essential to support a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.