Lessons from the Past

Today’s students benefit from the rich stories of yesterday. Mind Missions lessons begin with learning about the past so that they can solve the problems of tomorrow.

Stories from the past help us to prepare for the future. Knowledge about our country, community leaders, and innovators provides a solid foundation for effective citizenship. Stories from around the world prepare us for effective global partnership. Stories about challenges of the past and today inspire us to help, create, and lead.

In Mind Missions social studies elementary lessons, students begin with a story about a real-world historical or geographical problem. They are inspired as they learn about leaders from the past and the challenges that they encountered. Students are engrossed when they read about the heroic efforts of Harriet Tubman. They are impressed by the innovations of Thomas Edison and Ada Lovelace. They are amazed at the adventures of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Students are intrigued as they learn about environmental challenges faced by groups around the globe. Stories from social studies inform students as they prepare to understand challenges from yesterday. They are motivated to overcome the problems of the future.

Mind Missions stories are aligned with state standards for Social Studies and Language Arts. Students like to read stories from the past. They learn to construct innovative solutions in the present. They prepare to meet state learning standards for the future. 

“It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes.”

Warren Buffett

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