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21st Century 2nd Grade Learners

Here are some lesson plans that identify the skills that will be needed for the future by 21st-century learners!


The students will connect leadership lessons they have learned to a video about the 2012 National Sportsmanship Awards.

Digital Literacy

The students will read different Aesop’s fables and creating new versions using Wixie or Pixie.


The students will interview people from two or three generations to explore how technology has changed the daily life and work experiences of people over time. This change focuses on communication and transportation.

Emotional Intelligence

The students will learn about how unkind words will “wrinkle” their hearts. The lesson develops emotional intelligence by making the connection between words, actions, and feelings.


The students will use what they know about businesses at school to go on a field trip in their area to further their understanding of business concepts. They will create a business, product, and commercial.

Global Citizenship

The students will collect shoes to donate. They will sell the shoes by the pound or donate them to those who needed them. The money will be used to buy well-digging rigs for countries where clean water is scarce that supports people in Kenya and Haiti.

Problem Solving

The students will decide when to add or subtract, as they identify clue words that aid in solving word problems. Also, they will create word problems for their peers to solve.


The students will practice teamwork and trust building to complete an obstacle course.