Mind Missions are inquiry-based, creative problem solving activities that challenged students to solve Social Studies problems using their minds, collaboration, and common materials. After reading a leveled story that informs students of the problem’s context, students team up to devise a solution to a real-world challenge. These challenges vary as widely as Social Studies problems. Students work together to make monuments, build businesses, create communities, and persuade pioneers. Students reflect on their learning and construct deep and lasting knowledge in Social Studies content while developing 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.