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 aligned with Social Studies and Language Arts standards for your state. Leveled Stories to accommodate a variety of reading levels are included with each lesson.
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?
Native American Cultures:
Nurture an appreciation for the cultures and contributions of early Native American groups in North America. Teams create as they construct understanding about Karankawa, Nez Perce, Inuit, Sioux, and Eastern Woodlands groups.
Collaborate to connect with the problems faced by European explorers. Learn about the adventures of La Salle, De Vaca, Columbus, Cook, and Hudson as you innovate solutions to meet the challenges by these explorers and their crews.
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.
American colonists faced a variety of difficult challenges! Students connect with the experiences of early colonists as they construct solutions for the people who settled in New England, the Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies.