Project Based Learning Teacher Resources
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How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students
Can a math teacher employ project-based learning? Learn how one great math teacher uses PBL to design math projects that provide learners with a more challenging and holistic learning experience. A wonderful article, that includes three math lessons which use PBL.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 132 Downloads
Project-Based Learning and the Arts
What's so great about Project-Based learning? Read to learn how projects can help kids apply higher-order thinking skills, conduct thoughtful investigations, and make cross curricular connections. This short article includes five wonderful projects for you to try with your class.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
New Review Project Template for Letter to Parents
What better way to elicit the support of parents and guardians in project-based learning than with a letter directed to them that details the project, the activities involved, and suggestions for how they can support their learner. The template for the letter is customizable to fit any PBL situation.
6th - 12th Classroom Support 3 Views 2 Downloads
Project-Based Learning: Community Service
Community service is the basis for a project based learning experience. Your class participates in four weekly activities that require them to research community issues and contribute their time and talent to assist those in need. This is what I call community, collaboration, and great learning.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 95 Downloads
The Power of a Project
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy to follow format.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
New Review My Thoughts About the Project
Involve project-based learners in the evaluation process by asking them to reflect on the process. Individuals identify their role the in the project, what they learned, what they enjoyed most, and what they would have done differently. In addition, participants are asked what the instructor can change about the assignment to make the project better.
3rd - 12th Classroom Support 4 Views 3 Downloads
Landscape Garden Makeover
A project-based learning plan focuses on landscapes in the community. After identifying problems, such as dead trees or misplaced automatic sprinklers, learners design solutions, contact local organizations to fix the problems, and do all the necessary work to correct the problems.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 64 Downloads
Project-Based Learning: Improbable History
Students explore conflict. In this contemporary history lesson, students participate in 4 weekly activities that require them to research current conflicts and create time-travel cartoons that illustrate how the conflcits could have been avoided.
7th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 46 Downloads
Implementing Video as an End Product of PBL
Student use educational applications implied in producing a video project. They will explore ideas for projects to shoot a video. There is a procedure to shoot a video which is the pre-production stage, production stage, and post -production stage.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 44 Downloads
African Savanna Habitat Diorama Craft
Set the stage for a unit or lesson on the African savanna by creating a cute habitat diorama. Cheetahs, lions, zebras, and elephants are all present in a shoe-box-sized craft that requires your learners to color, cut, and paste. These instructions are easy to follow and provide printable animal images that your class can color.
1st - 4th Science 8 Views 8 Downloads
Learning to Ask Questions About the Past
Eighth graders examine the role West Virginia played during the Civil War. In this research lesson, 8th graders construct and pose original questions to spark a student driven inquiry. Students will form small groups and use historical artifacts to assist them in forming research questions.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 35 Downloads
The Jungle Project: Creating a Magazine
"The task is your task–yours to dream, yours to resolve, yours to execute." To conclude a study of Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, groups are tasked with creating a multi-media magazine in which they investigate one aspect of the foods industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Urban Environmental Accords for Kids!
It doesn't matter how old you are or where you live, you can help protect the environment. Created in 2005 for World Environment Day, the agreement shows that the simple steps one can take to make a change have stayed the same, despite changing technologies: turn out the lights, power down, get outside, eat locally, and pick up after yourself.
K - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson Plan: A Miniature Game
Art inspires art, as children work to understand artistic forms that come from the imagination. They analyze the installation piece, Fox Games and then discuss the design process. They then use clay to create imaginative dioramas, similar to the inspiration piece.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads