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In-school Workshops

Kidizens Makes Social Studies Fun for Students and Easy for Schools

Our special in-school workshops offer a deep, project-based learning experience and real-life social studies curriculum for Bay Area elementary school teachers and meets the California educational standards for civics and social studies grade level requirements. These workshops can be completely customized to any school’s or teacher’s objectives and can provide supplemental learning to what is being covered in a social studies or civics class in a fun and highly engaging LEGO-based environment. For all our workshop options, Kidizens provides the teachers, lesson plans, LEGO blocks and building materials.
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Build a LEGO City at Your School through Kidizens’ Workshops

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Our on-site, in-class workshops enable teachers and administrators an opportunity for their students to build an entire LEGO city right in their own classroom or on their school campus.

These real-life Social Studies-based workshops are very engaging for the 6 – 12 year olds. They are unique in bridging and connecting civics, economics, geography, and history (the new C3 Frameworks). Children also learn important SEL and leadership skills, all while having lots of fun with LEGOs.

Read below to see what teachers had to say about our in-school community-building workshops!

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Young Builders

Students work in committees together to construct an entire city in a short period of time. In an engaging social environment, they must use analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council and provide for their citizens while managing a limited city budget.

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Young Explorers

Focuses on the “Age of Discovery” — life at sea as well as the Gold Rush, as our young captains build ships to sail to the LEGO New World in an attempt to establish a colony and maybe even find gold!

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Young Astronauts

Brings government and civics to students as they manage a city of LEGOs, responding to citizens and voters as political issues arise.
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Young Entrepreneurs

Focuses on economics and businesses, as students create their own budgets, products, advertisements and companies as part of a city simulation.

Endorsements from local Schools

Ohlone Elementary School: Community-Building Workshop

The Kidizens model city workshop became a foundational part of our project-based integrated learning unit on “The City of the Future.” To activate background knowledge and build foundational understanding of how cities work, the Kidizens team facilitated a fast-paced, action oriented project.

Building the city out of Legos kept each child engaged in the process of thinking, doing, evaluating, and iterating.

I am grateful to the Kidizens leadership and facilitators for delivering this high quality learning experience to my class.  I highly recommend this top-notch company and their workshops and will be using them again in the future.

Michelle Yee

Teacher, Ohlone Elementary School

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PHILLIPS BROOKS SCHOOL: COMMUNITY-BUILDING WORKSHOP

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Kidizens was a fabulous experience for our teachers. They provided the curriculum and resources needed to keep our students engaged over two school days. The students learned all about community development, financing/budgeting, collaboration, communication, negotiation, etc. The list could go on. The cities they built were unique, and there was a lot of room for students to share their diverse strengths. We will definitely be inviting them back for other opportunities.

Meeta Gaitonde

Program Director, Phillips Brooks School

Barron Park Elementary School

One word comes to mind when I think back on the experience that my students had  – AWESOME. 

It was an authentic project based learning experience delivered and executed superbly by the teachers of Kidizens. I would recommend this experience to everyone.

Revathy Shiv

Barron Park Elementary School

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You can work with the Kidizens team to design a custom workshop which incorporates various aspects of the Kidizens experience for your child and his/her friends. Choose which lessons will be included and the time period during which you would like the workshop to take place. This is a popular option among our homeschool families who have dynamic schedules as well as girl and boy scout groups who would like to embark upon an additional exposure to real-life, project-based learning.

For more information on workshop options or to discuss your specific social studies goals please contact the Kidizens staff at [email protected] or call 650-384-0412.

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