Through designing and building LEGO cities from scratch, kids would learn and practice critical skills necessary for the 21st century. Immersive & experiential learning has proven to be highly effective methods of learning; best of all, kids are eager and excited to learn through our program.
Through our innovative and highly engaging curriculum, students will learn such topics as:
- Finance / Currency
- Banking (see lesson sample below)
- Urban Planning
- Justice System / Law Enforcement
Valuable skills students would learn:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Technical (e.g. iMovie, Blog, programming software, presentation)
Lesson Sample: Bank & Hospital
In our Spring 2013 LEGO Civics Class, kids learned about checking, saving, deposit, ATM, and loan. They build up their own bank with everything inside: the teller, waiting line, changing machine, double security door, security camera, ATM, alarm system, and the table to talk about loan.
In the Hospital lesson, they learned about different types of hospitals, emergency room, operating room, and people at the hospital. Based on what they have learned, they built a Pediatrics with hospital logo, nursery room, waiting room, and wheel chair in LEGO City.
To see more photos and videos from previous class, please check out our class blog.Find Out What Spring 2013 Class Did
Technologies Students Will Learn
Some of the technologies listed below will be integrated into LEGO Civics curriculum. For example, students will learn Powerpoint making skills when they have to do a speech in front of the class or they will learn iMovie to edit promotional videos for their own LEGO city.