Lesson Plan

Elementary–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

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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, environmental, or economic issue. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a list of the most important innovations from their lifetime and discuss in small groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer with Internet access and speakers
  • Before beginning the lesson, set up the classroom for the carousel activity 
  • Includes an appendix with handouts and an educator planning form 
  • Provides several guiding questions throughout the lesson 
  • None
Common Core