"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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Flowers Study Guide

When we study living things, we like to include four topics: morphology life...

Tag Galaxy Weather Studies

At this time of year, weather is the perfect multidisciplinary study. Weather is on...

FreshPlans Visits the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History is a bit of a surprise. Tucked away in a...

Gazpacho for Nacho Classroom Activities

  Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracey Kyle with illustrations by Carolina Farias is a...

Christmas in Spain Lesson Plans

  Christmas in Spain begins on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception,...

Holiday Tech Lessons

  Bring some holiday spirit to your classroom with these fun tech...

Heating and Cooling Lesson Plans

  Winter is a perfect time to teach lessons about heating and cooling. Even if your...

A Snowman Art History Lesson

Enjoy the season while learning about art history! Art History with Snowmen One way to...

Christmas in the Netherlands Lesson Plans

  In the Netherlands, Saint Nicolas comes bearing gifts on December 5th,...

Fractals and Snowflakes

  Fractals are fun — and they team up perfectly with a study of snow. To do...