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Mensa for Kids Lesson Plans

Mensa for Kids Lesson Plans are learning units that contain multiple lessons over the same topic that are designed to meet the needs of all children for extension beyond the standard curriculum.

These lessons may be given to students for individual, self-guided work, or they may be taught in a classroom or homeschool setting. These plans are designed to enrich academic learning with extension for gifted children built in. We include a variety of questions and extension opportunities to allow the plans to be customized to work best for the student(s) you are working with.

Utopia and the American Dream

Using the "City on a Hill" allusion from John Winthrop's famous sermon as a starting point, this lesson gives students a paradigm — The American Dream — through which to view their study of American literature, in the classroom and in their own reading as well.

High School Language Arts
An Introduction to Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is not only interesting, but it is also the foundation of allusion and character genesis in literature. In this lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of Greek mythology and the Olympian gods and goddesses.

Middle School Language Arts
Kingdom Animalia

Most children are fascinated by animals and often have an animal that is a particular favorite. This lesson explores the classification system used to identify animals.

Elementary Science
Matilda Teacher's Pack

This pack supports the RSC production of Matilda The Musical, written by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Time Minchin. The activities provided have been created to support KS2 and 3 students who are seeing the production and contain extension ideas to develop children’s writing.

Elementary Other
Total solar eclipse

The shadow of the moon will provide an enlightening moment on Aug. 21, particularly for a lucky segment of the United States.

Elementary Science
Budgeting 101

The real world is full of subjects not taught in school. With a glimpse into some of those matters, this unit will explore employment, budgets and credit cards, providing an informational foundation for that day when you are out in that real world on your own.

High School Middle School Math
Artie's Art Class

Often used to create an effect by placing contrasting elements together, juxtaposition adds visual interest, creating excitement and drama in the artwork.

Elementary Other
Mission to Mars!

Did you know the first people to live on Mars have already been born? There are many organizations throughout the world working hard to plan a Mars colonization. But there is a lot of work to be done to make this a reality. Learn more about what it’ll take to colonize the red planet.

All levels Science
Action Fractions

Fractions can be intimidating when taught with numbers and lines alone, but when combined with familiar ideas, even very young children can grasp the concept of pieces of things. This lesson will guide children through the basics of fractions.