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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Famous Americans A:
Devise solutions to assist famous Americans Eleanor Roosevelt, Sam Houston, Garrett Morgan, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison as students explore their amazing stories.
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.
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.
Famous Americans B:
Collaborate and learn as teams investigate the stories and challenges of Abigail Adams, George Washington Carver, Irma Rangel, Paul Revere, and Amelia Earhart.
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!
U.S. Civic Leaders:
Investigate the inspirational stories of Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Thurgood Marshall as teams construct solutions for civic leaders.
Famous Americans C:
Imagine solutions to assist some of America’s famous heroes. Help Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Ruby Bridges, and NASA astronauts to overcome unique challenges.
Investigate the interaction between people and the environment as teams devise solutions to address biodiversity, plastic use, energy solutions, and climate.
Inventors and Entrepreneurs:
Innovate like Cyrus McCormick! Create cures with Jonas Salk and Louis Pasteur! Design with Henry Ford and Robert Fulton! Student teams will learn about great innovators while they learn to innovate and collaborate.
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.
Examine the experiences of Texans as teams innovate and create! Build understanding and solutions for Texas geographic regions. Devise solutions for Native Americans, including the Caddo and Karankawa. Construct communication codes and vehicles for early explorers. Advertise for Stephen F. Austin. Innovate a tool to help Juan Seguin. Imagine another outcome for the Battle of San Jacinto. Construct tools for early Texas industries. Explore the struggles of Texans of the 21st century during the Dust Bowl and World War II. Learn to memorialize Texas history in the footsteps of Adina de Zavala. Students gain a deep understanding of the colorful history of Texans as they learned to survive and thrive. In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of yesterday as they prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Students build connections to the past as they learn about early American cultures, colonial and revolutionary America, westward expansion, industrialism, and 20th-century challenges. Teams construct understanding about the past as they work to solve problems for William Penn, James Madison, Lewis and Clark, Mary Cady Stanton, the Tuskegee Airmen, and many more. Students learn as they build railroads, plan political parties, advocate for treaties, and experience historical moments! In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of yesterday as they prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
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