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?
U.S. Community Builders:
Build communities and understanding as you explore the stories and challenges of great community builders, including Milton Hershey, Daniel Boone, Hector Garcia, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, and Jane Addams.
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.
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.
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.