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21st Century 8th Grade Learners

Lesson plans to teach the 8 skills needed for 21st century learners

21st Century Skill - Leadership
This link provides a lesson on leadership skills. It has students evaluate skills and characteristics needed to become a leader, how people become leaders, and different leadership styles.

Lesson Plan Booster: Digital Literacy and Online Ethics

21st Century Skill - Digital Literacy
This link provides a lesson plan to teach about "cyber ethics" and appropriate cyberspace behavior.

Forms And Norms Lesson Plan for 6th - 8th Grade | Lesson Planet

21st Century Skill - Communication
This Forms And Norms Lesson Plan is suitable for 6th - 8th Grade. There are so many modern ways to communicate, and each form of communication requires a different style. Learners role play in pairs of how communication is most effective when texting, talking, emailing, and communicating online.  They work with a partner to identify ways to modify communication based on who they are communicating with.

Grades 6-8: Social-Emotional Skills | Scholastic

21st Century Skill - Emotional Intelligence
This link will help your students become socially-savvy through lessons on attitude, boundaries, and more .

Entrepreneurs Lesson Plan for 6th - 12th Grade | Lesson Planet

21st Century Skill - Entrepreneurship
This Entrepreneurs Lesson Plan is suitable for 6th - 12th Grade. Students explore becoming entrepreneurs. In this career exploration lesson, students work in small groups to begin a new business that they will "build" from scratch as they learn what it takes to create a successful business by using the provided business plan form and the internet to present ideas to a panel on what business they will be creating and why.

21st Century Skill - Global Citizenship
Several lessons, materials, and resources for teaching students global citizenship.

21st Century Skill - Problem Solving
This link provides a lesson that includes work-place scenarios for solving problems.

21st Century Skill - Team Working
Fun lesson and activity for teaching team working - Marshmallow Challenge