Mind Missions Learning was created to prepare students for College, Career, and Civic life using inquiry-based, creative problem-solving lessons. Every Mind Mission lesson provides a compelling Social Studies question known as the Mission. Students learn the context of the question by reading The Story. Next, students Team Up to develop supporting questions and gather evidence to address the Mission solution. They collaboratively create a unique solution for the compelling question. Each team presents their solution to the class. Finally, they evaluate the effectiveness and the variety of solutions using Reflection prompts.
The Mind Missions Digital System includes introductory lessons for student success and twenty integrated lessons for learning Social Studies, Language Arts, and 21st century skills.
Teacher-friendly lesson plans are accessible on any device. Student materials are available in four different reading levels to meet the needs of a variety of learners. Use Mind Missions materials on digital platforms or print what you need! Teachers and students love Mind Missions!
What lessons are in this Mind Missions Digital Learning System?
Reflect on the meaning of United States symbols such as the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty as student teams construct innovative symbols and solutions for their teams and school.
Explore the traditions that unite us as United States citizens when teams investigate challenges about our national bird, Thanksgiving, the Pledge of Allegiance, and more!
Examine the stories of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Neil Armstrong as teams craft solutions to help these American legends.
Help the bunnies build a community! Teams will construct a Bunny Town and evaluate the purposes, duties, rules, and roles that are essential to community life.
Citizens of Character:
Create solutions to aid the work of good citizens as they fight great challenges. Team up and innovate for Ruby Bridges, Clara Barton, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Build awareness about the meaning of good citizenship as teams foster solutions to build respect, stop bullying, recognize good citizens, help the environment, and create a class constitution.
Social Studies Skills:
Teams investigate artifacts, make maps, build globes, construct a timeline, and invent a weather watcher in this series of lessons about Social Studies skills.
Develop a deep understanding about producers, consumers, saving, and the process of preparing a good for market for your friend, Chip the Chipmunk.
Build awareness of our national landmarks as teams concoct solutions for team challenges about the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, the Gateway Arch, and more!
Construct an understanding of our nation’s holidays as teams promote the celebrations of Labor Day, Presidents’ Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, and Columbus Day with unique solutions.
Students nurture an appreciation of the stories and struggles of diverse contributors, including Garrett Morgan, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, George Washington Carver, and the Navajo Code Talkers, as they collaborate to conquer challenges.
Craft creations to aid American legends after examining the tall tales and stories of Molly Pitcher, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Kate Shelley, and Johnny Appleseed.
U.S. Physical Regions:
Imagine the vast and varied landscape of United States regions as teams address challenges for around the nation. Teams will explore the regions of the West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast United States.
Heroes for Humanity:
Students help the heroes of our world after exploring the inspirational stories of Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, and Malala Yousafzai.
Investigate the interaction between people and the environment as teams devise solutions to address biodiversity, plastic use, energy solutions, and climate.
Students develop a deep understanding of the basics of government as they write a rights rap, learn how laws are made, explore the levels of government, build for three branches, and secure the secret selection process.