Welcome to Mind Missions Digital!
Thank you for joining Mind Missions Digital! You should now have access to your Grade Level Digital Learning System. We know you & your students will love learning with Mind Missions, but you may be seeking tools for implementation success.
Here they are!
Mind Missions lessons are INTEGRATED learning opportunities for elementary students! Watch this short video to learn WHY Mind Missions Learning works!
Language Arts + Social Studies + Creative Problem Solving
What is included in Mind Missions?
Each Mind Missions Digital Learning System includes:
- an Introductory Lesson on Teamwork Skills
- an Introductory Lesson on Effective Brainstorming
- 20 Mind Missions Lessons aligned with grade-level standards
How do Mind Missions Work?
Every lesson follows an easy-to-use, 7-step format. Learn the process of Mind Missions learning with this short video.
7 Steps for Mind Missions Success
Step One: Get Ready! Prepare team bags with materials needed for challenge. Add mission cards, if desired. Review handy background information included with each lesson.
Step Two: Team Up! Group into teams and review How to Work as a Team guidelines. Teamwork skills are explained in introductory Team Building materials.
Step Three: Brainstorm! Teams brainstorm a topic to warm up their minds and prepare for creative problem-solving. Effective brainstorming guidelines are taught in introductory lessons.
Step Four: Read The Story! Dive into a Social Studies story that introduces elementary students to interesting and essential knowledge about civics, economics, geography, and history. Stories are available in 4 reading levels and Spanish!
Step Five: The Mission! Each Story introduces a real-world Social Studies challenge. In teams, students devise creative solutions to solve related challenges. Each mission presents a unique, open-ended problem for teams to tackle.
Step Six: Evaluate! Students learn critical thinking skills as they evaluate the effectiveness and creativity of their solution. They develop social-emotional skills as they learn to work collaboratively with design thinking in mind.
Step Seven: Reflection! We learn not from what we do, but from thinking about what we do. Reflection prompts provide an opportunity for students to stop, process, and create meaning about Social Studies, teamwork, and problem-solving.