Framework

Discover. Experience. Grow.

In each Mind Mission, students read about a real-world challenge from history or geography. Then they creatively solve related challenges in teams. Students work to create collaboratively as they design a political campaign, build an oil derrick, or innovate a new way to communicate. Our lessons engage students at higher levels of learning and increase the likelihood that students will absorb and retain social studies content. They also develop strong language arts skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. And Mind Missions are fun! Students love to learn about history when they can experience history for themselves.

Step 1:
Discover

Reading Social Studies Stories connects us to real-world, authentic efforts to meet and exceed the challenges that we face as individuals and communities! With four reading levels, students can explore Mind Missions Stories at their most appropriate reading level.

Step 2:
Experience

In the Mind Missions Experience, students creatively solve real-world problems using STEAM, PBL, and Design Thinking techniques. Teams collaborate to create unique and effective solutions to authentic problems that do not have a single, correct answer. 

Step 3:
Grow

Reflection is a time when students recognize that setbacks are inherent in the problem-solving process. Every Mind Missions lesson includes Reflection Questions to help students uncover insight gained throughout the Mind Missions experience.

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Each Elementary Mind Missions Learning System Includes:

  • 24 lessons including teacher instructions, reproducible student pages, & extension information (Kindergarten has 14 lessons)
  • 6 Mission cards for each lesson
  • 6 Mind Mission team bags
  • Team Triumph poster and stickers
  • Assessment accessories for judging mission objectives

Testimonials

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