21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources
Prepare learners to be critical thinkers and community leaders with lessons on career education, the research process, student leadership, study skills, and character education.
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Creating 21st Century Superheroes
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Create 21st century learners by utilizing technology and library databases. Scholars explore the concept of comic books as literature and create a superhero who could uniquely solve a 21st century global issue. Databases such as SIRS are...
21st Century Skills Level I & II: Supporting Lessons and Resources
Pre-K - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Just what you need to get started to build and establish 21st century skills in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
Comparing Dewey and the Library of Congress: In What "Class" Are Your "Classes"?
9th - 12th
Knowing both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification systems, and how to read their call numbers, facilitates information literacy, a critical skill for 21st century life. High schoolers, who may be familiar with Dewey,...
Languages as Reflection of Cultures and Civilizations: French Speaking Countries
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Expand your class's vision of the French-speaking world by conducting this research project. Pupils focus on building 21st-century skills while they look up information about a French country and put together presentations.
Will There Be Subsistence Farmers in the 21st Century?: Feeding the World
9th - 10th
Students examine the topic of subsistence farming. They research the future of subsistence agriculture, identify the types and locations of subsistence agriculture, and write about subsistence farming in regards to developing nations and...
CCC: Credible sources, Creative Commons Images, and Citing Your Sources
6th - 8th
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call...
But Where Is It On This Modern Map? A problem-solving, mind-boggling experience!
Trace Columbus' voyages by locating them on 21st Century maps. Using a navigators lesson, 4th graders will examine the Age of Exploration and trace Columbus's routes accurately on laminated world maps using different maps. Note: You...
Learning, Communication, and 21st Century Skills: Students Speak Up
K - 2nd
Students brainstorm to come up with examples of things they do with computers and write them down for the class to observe. They then raise their hands to respond to each survey question, tallying their answers on the board and engage in...
Space Project: Utilizing Today’s Technology to Take a Look at the Last Thirty Years
9th - 12th
Students create MySpace posters that reveal information about 20th and 21st century history. In this American history lesson, students research selected years from the 20th and 21st centuries and create MySpace-style posters that feature...
Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
M and M’s and Blogs: Interpreting Data!
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Display the colors with pride. After being introduced to types of graphs, groups build a graph by sorting the colors of candies and post it to the class blog. They create a poll and develop a graph to display the results using a website.
Applied Evolution: How Will We Get There from Here?
9th - 12th
Learners explore the basic process of natural selection and how people can manipulate that process today. The consequences of natural selection on daily life and the implications of evolutionary biology in basic and applied science is...
A Farmer’s Challenge to Breed to the Greatest of Grapes
7th CCSS: Designed
What does your class know about GMOs? Are they savvy to selective breeding? Challenge young minds to engineer the greatest crop of all time using a hands-on genetics unit. Learners discover the good and bad details of selective breeding,...
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a...
Globalization – The Indian and American Connection
11th - 12th
Students explore the economic relationship between India and the United States. In this globalization lesson, students research business with bases in both nations and discuss the impact of the economic dependence between the nations....
What Were They Thinking Then, What Are We Thinking Now?
11th - 12th
Choosing an issue from a play or novel, researchers find two primary sources from different time periods to compare how people's views have changed. Many questions are listed to guide young writers. In the end, learners produce a...
Have Your Say: Examining Historical Perspectives
9th - 12th
High schoolers read scholarly journals concerned with scientific and political issues that could have an effect upon the future.They consider the effects and write a letter to the editor of a publication in agreement or opposition to the...
Juicy, Succulent, Interesting, and Sensational Descriptive Words and Synonyms
Third graders write a poem with descriptive language. In this descriptive words words lesson plan students listen to poetry and count descriptive words that they find. The students discuss synonyms. the teacher acts as a scribe and the...