FPS will be taught as a part of a multi-grade, hybrid social studies class incorporating world history, United States history, and ancient civilization curriculum. The class will be scheduled into the school day in the place of student’s regular social studies class.
Under the guidance of a teacher/coach, teams of four students in grades 6-8 use the FPS six-step model to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems.
Teams complete two practice problems and one qualifying problem throughout the school year. Trained evaluators score student work and return it with feedback including suggestions for improvement. The top scoring teams on the qualifying problem are invited to Affiliate FPS Bowls held each spring. The winners of each respective Affiliate FPS Bowl advance to the FPSP International Conference in June.
For more information about the Middle School program, please contact Brittany Salemme at firstname.lastname@example.org.