Standards-based Curriculum

Dream Flight Adventures™ provides an incredibly broad educational experience. We blend topics from all the disciplines and emphasize real-world applications.  The following 40 topics are organized according to the Framework for 21st Century Learning and are present in every Dream Flight Adventures™ mission!

Life and Career Skills

  • Leadership & responsibility
  • Productivity & accountability
  • Cross-cultural interaction
  • Initiative & self-direction
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • High-stakes decision making
  • Giving & following directions
  • Planning


  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Scarce resources & tradeoffs
  • Prioritization
  • Law enforcement
  • Medicine
  • Forensics
  • Emergency response

21st Century Learning

Learning and Innovation Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Situational analysis
  • Interpersonal relations

Information, Media, & Technology Skills

  • Computers
  • Music & sound
  • Information literacy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cryptology
  • Acceleration
  • Waveforms
  • Additive color mixing

Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

  • Anatomy
  • Immune systems
  • Genetics & mutation
  • Drama
  • Acoustics
  • Vital signs
  • Navigation
  • Atmospheric conditions
  • Summarization

Mission-Specific Curriculum

In addition to these curriculum topics and 21st century skills included in every adventure, each mission also includes its own unique curriculum aligned to Common Core and state standards.  These missions all include:

Several relevant STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) topics
Several standards-based topics from history, literature, and the humanities
A thought-provoking social or ethical issue
We weave these disparate elements into a unique interactive story, creating a learning experience that our guests never forget.

Take a closer look at each of our hand-crafted missions for more information about their curriculum and content.