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Inspire Innovation: New Solutions for Common Challenges

Tackling obstacles requires out-of-the-box thinking. Sometimes, solutions stem from unlikely sources, such as using everyday items. Any new invention starts with an observation and identifying the problem. Then, all it takes is a little innovation and imagination. Encourage innovative...

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Innovative Solutions Lesson, Grades 6-8

Original thinkers often feel compelled to take action and bring their new ideas to life through tinkering. While engaged with the novel The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , students will learn how the main character persevered and use inventive thinking to improve the lives of his family and...

March 2020 Make Stories Visible Crayola LP_Innovative Solutions Grades 6-8 Intentional Writing.pdf


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Reimagining Rubbish Lesson, Grades 3-5

First introduced to grocery stores in the late 1970s, the plastic bag soon became popular for its handles and strength. Yet controversy surrounds these one-time use containers. Through the story One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia and art experiences,...

March 2020 Make Stories Visible Crayola LP Grades 3-5 Reimagining Rubbish_SEEK.pdf


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Hats Off to Innovative Solutions Lesson, Grades PreK-2

What is more comforting than open arms inviting a hug? Challenge students to grow their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through art experiences based on the story, How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine . #MakingStoriesVisible #LessonPlan ...

March 2020 Make Stories Visible Crayola LP_PreK-2 Hats Off_Innovative_SEEK.pdf