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Resources for 21st Century Skills

Why teach 21st century skills? Business leaders began the movement, saying they needed employees who could think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, solve problems, lead, and make decisions. In response, schools began to teach these skills, helping students become college and career ready. Thoughtful Learning is here to help. You’ll find a complete curriculum for teaching 21st century skills from grades 4-12, as well as all kinds of free resources.

Handbooks to Teach 21st Century Skills

Check out the Inquire Student Handbooks and Teacher’s Guides for Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Each is also available in online editions.

Inquire Series

Minilessons, Infographics, and Videos

You’ll find plenty of free minilessons and videos to help you and your students learn 21st century skills. And take a look at our growing storehouse of infographics as well.

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Thoughtful Learning Blog and Newsletter

You can also browse the Thoughtful Learning Blog for more articles on 21st century skills, English language arts, and social-emotional learning. If you like what you see, subscribe to the free Thoughtful Learning Newsletter for more updates.