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21st Century 2nd-Grade Learners

Here are a list of lesson plans that cover the 8 must have skills for 21st century learners, specifically learners in first grade. The 8 skills are leadership, digital literacy, communication, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, global citizenship, problem solving, and team-working. Check it out!

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP: The purpose of this lesson is to build a caring community within a classroom. The lesson will encourage students to identify their unique talents, abilities, and strengths and thereby increase self-confidence. The lesson will also encourage students to identify how their classmates’ unique talents, abilities, and strengths add to the learning environment. Hopefully, after discussing and celebrating the unique qualities evident among the classroom, students will develop greater respect for and acceptance of others. This lesson is ideal for the beginning of the year, as it not only introduces each student, but also begins the school year in an open environment that welcomes ALL students.

DIGITAL LITERACY

DIGITAL LITERACY: Give students an authentic reason to read and write by researching blogs written by their peers around the world and then writing their own.

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION: This is a list of lesson plans for elementary-age students related to all the types of communication, plus a little more!

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: This compilation of activities and teacher lesson plans focuses on teaching emotional intelligence and allows children to experiment and discuss.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Providing the latest information to teachers, administrators, and program designers for entrepreneurship education for youth and adults

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: This is a list of lesson plans related to teaching students how to have global citizenship.

PROBLEM SOLVING

PROBLEM SOLVING: This lesson plan uses the well known children's story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to teach students in grades K-3 about problem solving.

TEAM-WORKING

TEAM-WORKING: This lesson plan focuses on teaching children how to work together and attain teamwork skills.