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- Product Description
This is a student-led project-based learning experience on issues related to water pollution.
Students will explore water pollution issues in the local or global community, research one specific issue, design an action plan, and act on it. This is the service-learning aspect of this project. Examples of specific issues include ocean plastics, acidification, bioaccumulation, drinking water issues, etc. The goal is to make a positive, long-term impact on the community. It's an awesome mix of service-learning, problem-based learning, and project-based learning. This product includes all of the guiding materials necessary to accomplish such an important learning experience.
Community action projects could easily be aligned to standards and incorporated into a specific subject. Projects should be expected to take anywhere from 2-6 weeks. The range is wide because it depends on how much classroom time you dedicate to the projects, which brainstorming activities you implement, skill level, age level, etc.
Community action projects result in meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for self-reflection and growth. They teach important social-emotional skills such as empathy and self-reliance. They help students build important life and career skills such as collaboration and problem-solving. Most importantly, community action projects give students the tools to make a positive impact on the community long after they have completed the project, finished the class, or graduated from school.
- Teacher guide
- Project topic brainstorming activities
- Brainstorming activity supplemental materials
- Two project proposal templates (1 - research the issue, 2- take action)
- Exploring solutions brainstorming guide
- Rubric 1: teacher-created rubric for project part 1 - researching the issue
- Rubric 2: student-generated rubric template for project part 2 - taking action
- Category and levels of mastery word banks for student-generated rubrics
- Daily check-in form
- Project reflection guide sheet
Thank you for using this product! If you love this product check out these other related student-directed resources:
- Student-Directed Learning Toolkit Bundle: PBL, PrBL, and Inquiry-Based Learning
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