Kids Discover, provider of online science and social studies curriculum, announces the winners of its Cross-Curricular Lesson-Building Contest. The contest, identified by the hashtag #XCurricular, was aimed at rewarding educators who create and share engaging lessons for their classrooms.
To be eligible for the contest, educators were required to merge two or more disciplines in a meaningful way, be appropriate for grades 3–8, and include at least one Kids Discover resource. A panel of three educational thought leaders judged contestants on the clarity, creativity, practicality, and originality of each section in their lesson plan outline.
The winner of the contest was Mary Lynn Espinosa from River’s Edge Montessori in Ohio. Her lesson asked students to examine how the Wright Brothers used their own bodies as a human interface to replicate the twisting motion of a bird’s body in flight in the operation of their gliders.
All three winning lessons are now available for other teachers on the Kids Discover website.