21st Century Themes Teacher Resources

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WE Are Innovators: High School Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in a collection from WE are Innovators encourages high schoolers to go where scientists have not gone before.  They read articles and watch videos to gather information and then use an innovative mindset and their...
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WE Are Innovators: Elementary Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A collection of five resources encourages young scientists to be innovative thinkers and design a sustainable product or service. Lessons target pollution, food waste, energy-inefficient housing, and transportation issues.    
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Food Business - PreK - 1st Grade

For Parents Pre-K - 1st
Are your recipes good enough to sell? Start a journey in entrepreneurship by engaging your mini chef in money and business lessons.
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Innovative Research Skills for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a...
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Beyond the Times Tables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Go beyond memorization with a collection of fun and innovative lessons about multiplication. Third, fourth, and fifth graders learn new ways to multiply amounts of items and rational numbers with creative apps, assignments, projects, and...
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Sustainability: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sustainability is the focus of a collection designed to peak the interests of sixth through eighth-graders. Here you will find an assortment of lessons, activities, and videos covering topics such as sustainable transportation, forestry,...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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USA Today: Global Awareness Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring global awareness into the classroom. Young politically minded learners read an article about the ban on arms sales to China and discuss political concerns about this issue. They research other embargos on foreign trade and use a...
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Putin: 'No way back' from democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries...
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Entrepreneurship: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
The Boy Scouts of America need to know their stuff to get an entrepreneurship merit badge. Test your class or use some of the questions from this eight page packet. They'll fill out short answer questions about entrepreneurship in order...
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Take Action Haiti

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti....
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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do the founders of Wendy's and Virgin Airlines have in common? They are both entrepreneurs! Key definitions and case studies help learners brainstorm their own definitions of what it takes to succeed in business. A series of...
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Innovation for Good

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Many historical innovations were created for the common good. Get your students ready for life as a critical thinker with this lesson which defines the differences between innovation and invention. They will conduct Internet research,...
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Innovating for Social Change

For Students 9th - 12th
Develop an idea to use technology to fix an issue in society. Pupils identify social issues that may be addressed using technology. They find what technologies others used to address the issue and further research one innovation.
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Personal Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a resource designed to serve as an introduction to a computer science course. Groups brainstorm an innovation that may improve technology or use technology to solve a problem. The plan guides the teacher through the introduction...
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Entrepreneurship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give your class a copy of USA TOday to read through and find articles about companies that offer goods or services. They create a graphic organizer and list the business, product, want or need fulfilled of the companies found in the USA...
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Entrepreneurship:Matching

For Students 7th - 9th
Before you can be an entrepreneur you have to know the lingo. Kids match a set of entrepreneur related words related to their definitions. Resource links and a 'solution' link are included. 
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Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While ancient Mesopotamia didn't have the TV show "Shark Tank," it was a time of entrepreneurship as workers began to specialize. Both individual workers and the societal structure encouraged individuals to consider how they could...
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Inventions and Innovation

For Students 5th - 11th Standards
What effect did innovations like the Bessemer Process, the light bulb, and the telephone have on the industrialization of the United States? Here is a nice graphic organizer that will help your young historians approach this question.
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High School–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to have an innovative mindset? Pupils think outside the box with the first of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars read articles and watch videos about sustainable innovation, such...
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Elementary–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Where would society be without the innovations of Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs? Scholars explore what it means to have an innovative mindset. Working in small groups, pupils design a product or service to help solve a social,...
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Weather: A Global Awareness Tour

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and...