Project Based Learning Teacher Resources
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Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-Based Learning
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Whether new to inquiry-based learning or experienced with its protocols, you'll find much to value in High Tech High's comprehensive guide to project-based learning. Designed for educators, the guide has everything instructors need to...
How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students
3rd - 12th
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...
Project-based Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Classroom Learning
9th - 12th
Project-based learning. What is it? What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What preparation is necessary? Skills? Tools? This collection of articles, apps, worksheets, lesson/units plans, and project suggestions will get you started on the road to PBL.
Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
6th - 12th
After reviewing this document, you will be an expert in both the definition of project-based learning and how to implement it with your class. Discover and explore thorough explanations, detailed examples, and applicable resources for...
Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning lesson, individuals study both historic and present-day maps of their area...
Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure
6th - 8th
Mission Possible: Your task is to design a new highway route from Tunis, Tunisia to Cape Town, South Africa. If you accept the challenge, you must create a small map of the route that has already been rejected, a rationale for rejection...
Arsenic and Selenium Removal From Drinking Water at a Minimal Cost
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Decide on the most efficient plan to supply drinking water. The second project-based learning task in a two-part series builds upon the first project. Pupils revisit the wells to supply drinking water, but they must make sure the...
Consumer Product Testing Experiment
4th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Project-based learning is featured in a lesson that has class groups using a variety of Google tools to conduct consumer product testing experiments. After deciding on a topic, groups formulate a question, select a target group, develop...
High Schoolers Get Involved
9th - 12th
Looking for ways to integrate meaningful community service and service learning opportunities into your curriculum? Check out the suggestions in this collection designed for high schoolers. Included are articles, lesson plans, activities, and project-based learning experiences.
Teacher's Guide to Science Projects
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
What Should Have Happened on Gilligan's Island?
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ..." Gilligan's Island is a classic that spans generations and offers a problem-solving opportunity for scholars. Take a project-based learning approach to examine the population of the island....
Acting Up, A Melodrama: Performing Like Jo March and Her Sisters in Little Women
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lights, Camera, Action! Pupils read Little Women and create, act, and direct a melodrama that Jo March and her sisters would enjoy. The lesson plan comes complete with resources for the educator on melodrama as well as examples for drama...
Using the Digital Notebook to Visualize Thematic Links and/or Character Motivation in Macbeth
9th - 12th
"Is this a dagger I see [projected] before me?" Macbeth goes high-tech in a project-based learning activity that asks groups to create two pages of a digital scrapbook that illustrate a theme from Macbeth. Using scanners, digital...
Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?
1st CCSS: Adaptable
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Ever wonder how to create museum dioramas? Examine the newly created striped hyena exhibit through the eyes of a scientist using a video from a larger playlist on mammals. Content includes the origins of the hyenas in the display, why...
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: From a Distance
4th - 6th
Challenge your class with an amazing set of ideas that really put the project back into project-based learning. It all starts with a whole class research task. Each learner will look up and take notes on multiple facets of things that...
Optimal and Sustainable: Renewable Energy Revamp
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewMore than 100 cities around the world have shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Scholars investigate a city wanting to make this switch, but needs help determining how to make the shift. Groups consider all options,...
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project Based Learning Activity by Mary Gore
Pre-K - K
Students explore the 5 senses. In this technology skills instructional activity, students participate in digital storytelling workstations that feature each of the 5 senses. Students create digital cameras and digital voice recorders to...
Animal Research: A Multimedia Approach
3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Explore the animal kingdom from the safety your classroom. Intended to build on previous learning about ecosystems, this lesson involves students working in pairs to research their favorite animal and present their findings to the class....
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. After watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, high schoolers work to create a living Holocaust museum by...
World History and Geography: The Mayan Civilization
7th CCSS: Adaptable
Do you want to implement technological skills along with social studies concepts but don't know how? Then this plan was made for you! Sixth graders storyboard and present a multimedia presentation to their class while also learning...
Skill Building with the Newspaper
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Extra, extra, read all about it! Use a newspaper as the primary resource in a special education classroom to teach reading, writing, and math skills. The activities help class members build their reading skills as well as their knowledge...
How Will We Create a Future without Waste?
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Students act globally by reducing, reusing, and recycling, but now they take it to the next level by upcycling. Middle school students design a proposal to eliminate waste by exploring the new material cycle and applying their knowledge...
Houston, We Have a Problem! An Introductory Lesson for the unit Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
4th - 8th
The lesson plan would make a stimulating introduction to a space unit. It is highly imaginative and suggests that the teacher darken the room to set the mood and dress as an astronaut. Teams are asked to help solve an imaginary problem...
Using Music to Tell a Story or Describe a Scene
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Young composers demonstrate their understanding of the stylistic features of descriptive music, including pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre, by developing a melody and countermelody for a main character in a story. As part of...
Can the world be a fair and just place: Task 1 Day 5-6
6th CCSS: Designed
Projects like this are interesting for kids and engage active learning. Sixth graders research and compose a 2-3 minute oral presentation, PowerPoint, or diorama that expresses the first person historical perspective of an individual...
Instant Polls & Live Audience Response - Poll Runner
10th - Higher Ed
Want to find out what people are thinking about a particular topic? Need to collect data for a project? Creating polls and getting feedback from a live audience is easy with a resource that permits researchers to select a poll type, the...
Dreaming of Home: Personal Narratives from the Battle of Stones River
4th - 6th
Students gather information about the Civil War from letters to the soldiers wives. In this Civil War instructional activity, observe the descriptive accounts and list sensory words. Students write a letter or poem matching a scene in...