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Social Sciences + Design Thinking Curriculum

d.school-designed curriculum [Download file "The Hamster Challenge.pdf"] Educator-designed curriculum ...

Connections to Content

This is a resource for teachers to fill in examples of how they have used design thinking in a content and/or grade specific setting. Please ...

Curriculum Home Page

Welcome to the Curriculum Resources Home Page This is a collection of curriculum created by the K-12 Lab at the design school and teachers ...

Tours of the d.school

Check out these tour modules that we have facilitated at the d.school: Space Exploration Tours: These tours focus on exploring t...

5 Chairs Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to gain confidence iterating on designs based on human needs, while working with different materials. ...

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to work together to practice several design thinking mindsets: Radical Collaboration, Bias to Action, Build to Think,...

Debrief

Debriefing an activity or experience is powerful tool for getting feedback from students about how they liked the activity and what they learned. ...

Prebrief

Prebrief The idea of a “prebrief” is to introduce an activity or pique the interest of the class before launching into an experience. ...

Stokes and Warm Ups

Name Games Kinetic Name Game -- up to 30 students Stand in a circle Make a movement and say your name Group repeats you...

Kid Empathy Activity and Tools

Empathy Activities: Use these samples of empathy activities to start your empathy projects. Post your iterations here and on the Comments p...

Kid Prototype & Test Activities & Tools

Prototype Activities - Below are sample prototype activities to use in your classes. Use the activities and post y...

Kid Ideate Activity & Tools

Ideate & Brainstorming Activities - Below are sample ideate and brainstorming activities to use in your classes. Use the activities and po...

HFLI Rubric

Welcome to the page hosting assessment prototypes created by the Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI). These rubrics are primarily created for high...

Summer 2012 K-12 Educator's Workshop

Schedule Decks Day 1: [Download file "K-12 summer workshop 2012 day 1.pptx"] Day 2: [Download file...

Back to KG???!!!

The Fun Challenge The purpose of this design challenge is to foster students’ developing sense of empathy. “How Might We Design ...

The Special Olympics Challenge

The Special Olympics Challenge The purpose of this design challenge is to specifically foster students’ developing sense of empathy, and ov...