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

Ready to get started teaching collaboration, critical-thinking, communication, & creative problem solving in your classroom? Download this standards-aligned American history lesson 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

Confident

Open-ended team problem-solving challenges provide opportunities to improve teamwork, management skills, and social-emotional growth.

Competent

Every Mind Missions lesson provides opportunities for students to grow in critical 21st century learning skills competencies for the future.

Citizens

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

Teachers love us!

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
Teacher/Consultant
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
Teacher

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