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Creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking are core components of the design thinking process which will be disseminated among Indian students through the Design Thinking & Innovation (DT&I) subject. The novelty and challenge of this project lie in translating a field like design into a secondary school education system and transforming the classroom into a flexible, creative and innovative environment. This project exposes students to foundational knowledge about stories through the 'Fundamentals of Story Creation' module, one among the many modules under the DT&I subject for class 10th students. The process of story creation bolsters imagination, curiosity and empathy, which are identified as the core skills to be successful in the 21st century. I use the instructional design process to create content and activities such that they support the students in becoming active observers and discovering stories as an effective communication skill. Since this module is not carried out in a silo, all deliverables have been designed to be scalable to all other modules' parts of the subject. The larger purpose is to have all tools and methods at the student's disposal, therefore, empowering them to select ones which build their own design process.