Prepare students for the 21st century with this sample lesson!

Ready to promote 21st century skills of collaboration, critical-thinking, communication, & creative problem solving in your district? Download this standards-aligned sample 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. Teach 21st skills with this sample lesson!


Students learn with social studies critical thinking lesson plans

Open-ended team  problem-solving challenges provide opportunities to improve collaborative skills and develop social-emotional skills.


kids doing ample lesson for 21st century learning

Every Mind Missions lesson provides opportunities for students  to develop critical 21st century competencies for the future.


Mind Missions sample lesson prepares students for the 21st century

Social  Studies knowledge and skills are essential to support  a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

Language Arts + Social Studies
Knowledge + Skills
STEAM + Standards

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Mind Missions is one of my all time favorite resources. I have used these products with many students and a lot of teachers in staff development. They are always top-notch learning experiences. The students will remember these activities and connect to the content in a meaningful way. I'm so glad I found you!
Paula McClendon
Mind Missions is a game changer in my classroom! Differentiated reading passages allow all learners to be collaborative and effective communicators. My students are excited and engaged when they are actively participating to solve a problem. The combination of telling a story from a historical perspective brings history to life! Student teams are actively engaged in the learning experiences as they create and innovate.
Lisa Speckman