"21st century skills for the K-12 classroom"

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21st Century Skills

The modern world needs people who are creative, good at problem-solving and communication, able to collaborate, and capable of working with technology.

Are we giving our students the skills they need to thrive in the global marketplace? Can we do so while meeting current expectations?

Here are some posts to inspire:

STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.

End the Skills Gap!

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Cultural Literacy

In addition to workforce preparation, education must include the arts, geography, history, and the sharing of all the things that make us human. Here at FreshPlans, we have a special fondness for fairy tales, but you’ll also find lessons for all kinds of art, literature, music, and philosophy.

Here are a few to explore

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Christmas in Spain Lesson Plans

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Turkey Feather Math

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The Five Ws of Native Americans

  November is Native American Heritage Month, and it is also the month when most...

Map Africa with Maps Engine Lite

  Building a map with Google Maps is not difficult. You can find step by step...

Studying French Explorers

  In studying exploration, we tend to focus on the conquistadors of Spain and the...

Routine Tasks in the Classroom

  I’m a teacher, but I’m also a parent, and I’ve occasionally had...

Puerto Rico Lesson Plans

  Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Last year, the people of Puerto...

Happy Pi Day!

Celebrate Pi Day with pies! Josepha shows you...

Christmas Math

Connecting math with Christmas is easy, because Christmas is part of real life, and real...

History Lesson Plans

  Since we focus on integrated lessons with activities from across the curriculum,...