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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Develop a deep understanding about producers, consumers, saving, and the process of preparing a good for market for your friend, Chip the Chipmunk.
Innovate like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Fulton, and Cyrus McCormick! Student teams explore the purpose and impact of great inventions as they devise their solutions.
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.
Foster an awareness of holidays around the world! Students explore Ramadan, Hanukkah, May Day, Basant, and Holi as they discover solutions for super celebrations.
Investigate the interaction between people and the environment as teams devise solutions to address biodiversity, plastic use, energy solutions, and climate.
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 landmarks around the world! Students study amazing architecture, including Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, the Sydney Opera House, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Easter Island as they construct tools to understand and support these wondrous places.