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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 teamwork, management skills, and social-emotional growth.
Every Mind Missions lesson provides opportunities for students to grow in critical 21st century learning skills competencies for the future.
Social Studies knowledge and skills are essential to support a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.