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Updated by Lee Stieve on Jun 11, 2017
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21st Century Middle Grades

Lesson Plans for Middle Grades students on these 8 principals for 21st Century Learners.

Digital Literacy
Emotional Intelligence
Global Citizenship
Problem Solving

This is a simple lesson idea for students to identify key elements of a good leader. Students will be reading a passage and citing examples from the text in relation to leadership.

In this lesson students will explore their own uses of various digital medias. Students will participate in a breakdown of exposure and analytic outline of how they use particular medias. All of these will allow each student to develop their own view point for how digital media affects their daily life.

This communications lesson provides students with a variety of communication skills to both practice and analyze while engaging in the lesson. Students can synthesis the necessary components to communicate effectively in this 21st century technology driven world.

This is a very basic lesson plan that many teachers have done for years, yet it still holds value for students to reflect on themselves and how they view their place in this world. Students create a self portrait and describe their own attributes along with the picture.

In this lesson students will learn what skills are needed for someone to become an entrepreneur. The basic definition for an entrepreneur and qualities that are found in successful entrepreneurs.

Instead of an outright lesson plan this material is displayed in a way to encourage students to become global citizens through good willed daily task and habits. Whether its respecting the views of someone who might disagree or respecting the culture of a fellow classmate. These guildlines and activities can help students in your classroom gain global citizenship skills needed to succeed in the most diverse world yet.

This lesson plan provides students with 7 steps to solving problems and thinking critically. Students are presented with the steps and explained how to use them in conjunction with a problem or issue. This lesson is a great systematic approach for middle school aged children.

This is simple lesson plan that involves students coming up with their own definition of the term TEAMWORK, with guidance from the facilitator. Students will then come up with 4 guidelines that display good teamwork.