Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)

Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Design A School, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

8 MB|46 pages
Share
Product Description
Have your students ever wondered what it would be like to design their own school? School design isn't easy, but imagine the possibilities when kids are given the opportunity. With the PBL activity, Design A School, students will truly get to create their own educational experience.

Design A School integrates elements of research, planning, math, and ELA skills as students plan, build and design a brand new school. By the end of this PBL students will worked through the process of creating a school filled with classrooms, a library, gym(s), tech labs, or ANYTHING else they think their school needs.

Students may need to have access to a variety of resources to complete this PBL. This could include maps, internet access, and laptops/computers/devices.

There are 17 activities (most are 1 page each) for students to complete. Each page involves an issue or topic they must solve, design, create, or research.

As students work through each page, they will make their own decisions and choose the outcomes based on information they learn. By the end, all students will have completed the project, but each version will be based on the creator’s imagination, creativity, and knowledge base.

What's Included
Pg Title/Content
7 Title Page -
Introduction Students learn they will be designing a new school.

8 Planning It Out
Students answer questions pertaining to their current school, what they like, and things they might change.

10 What is a School
Students brainstorm everything they know about schools and can collaborate with others to complete this.

11 Make It Official
Students create a school name, mascot, motto, and choose colors.

12 School Vocabulary
Students sketch illustrations of vocabulary words that can/could be part of this project. There are three pages.

15 Taking Stock
Students identify 3 parts of their current school that they like, draw them, and explain why they like it.

16 Grand Entrance
Students create a sketch of what visitors would see when they walk into the new school.

17 Budget And Supplies
Students must budget out items they would like to include. This is four pages long with an emphasis on math skills, along with the reasoning behind their choices.

21 Eco Friendly
Students choose between two to four ways they are looking to make their school eco-friendly.

24 Planning the Rooms
Students plan out the rooms and locations they will need in the new school.

27 Room Illustrations
Students design what rooms/areas will look like in the new building.

29 School Blueprints
Students create a map key and blue prints of the new school. There are multiple pages to choose from in this section.

31 Blueprints Close-Up
Students create close-ups of the specific areas within the school. They can pick and choose which ones they’d like to make.

32 Finding Cost
Students must find out the cost of their school from different building companies. This is a combination of area/perimeter and multiplication/addition work.

33 Outside the Box
Students are tasked with designing and incorporating three unique items not typically found in schools.

37 Social Media
Students share photos of how the building and construction progress of the school is going.

37 Problem Solver
Students answer open-ended questions about the school, the design, and how it aims to help students.


-All pages can be geared towards multiple grade levels, although for some younger students the teacher may need to give more explicit instructions.

-Students may choose to use multiple resources to complete each page. They might even choose to work with a partner, but you get final say on that.

See More Projects in my custom category: 
PROJECT BASED LEARNING


MORE LIKE THIS:
ZOO DESIGN: Area, Perimeter, Map Skills, Project Based Learning, & More!
THE ISLAND: Project Based Learning for Writing, Math, Reading, Science, & SS
GEOMETROCITY: Create & Build a City Made of Math Using Geometry
FINAL FRONTIER, 3 part project: ELA, Math, Science
BUILD A TINY HOUSE: Project Based Learning Activity with Geometry, Area, and Perimeter
DESIGN AN OBSTACLE RACE COURSE with Area and Perimeter
RUN A TACO TRUCK: Decimals, Area, Perimeter, Geometry, and Guacamole
PRODUCE A TV SHOW: Development, Script Writing, and Build a TV Set
BUILDING MY BLOCK: Your Neighborhood PBL for Math and ELA
TREEHOUSE CONSTRUCTION: Design Your Dream House In the Trees, A PBL


Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE
Project Based Learning, Build a Ski Resort
Project Based Learning, Design a School Library
Project Based Learning, Design a Water Park
Project Based Learning, Discovery In the Rainforest
Project Based Learning, Earth Day Invention
Project Based Learning, Running A Lemonade Stand
Project Based Learning, Save Christmas
Project Based Learning, Shark Security Force
Project Based Learning, Snake Search: Around the World
Project Based Learning, Valentine’s Day Party Planner


Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 2
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan a School Party
Project Based Learning Activity: All About Bats
Project Based Learning Activity: Arctic Adventure
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan a Field Day
Project Based Learning Activity: President For A Week
Project Based Learning Activity: Run A Toy Drive
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan Thanksgiving Dinner
Project Based Learning Activity: Let's Go Camping
Project Based Learning Activity: Monster Squad
Project Based Learning Activity: Island Survival


Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 3
Project Based Learning Activity: Create A Classroom Community
Project Based Learning Activity: Design A Video Game
Project Based Learning Activity: Alive In The Desert
Project Based Learning Activity: Endangered Animal Awareness
Project Based Learning Activity: Habitats Around The World
Project Based Learning Activity: Design A Miniature Golf Course
Project Based Learning Activity: Run A Music Festival
Project Based Learning Activity: The Ultimate Playground
Project Based Learning Activity: Design A Theme Park
Project Based Learning Activity: Water World, Save the Earth

Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 4 
Project Based Learning Activity: Insect Infestation
Project Based Learning Activity: Into the Wilderness
Project Based Learning Activity: The Animal Shelter
Project Based Learning Activity: Making Your Mindset
Project Based Learning Activity: Cardboard Creation 
Project Based Learning Activity: Bears Everywhere 
Project Based Learning Activity: Design An Arcade 
Project Based Learning Activity: Create A Summer Camp 
Project Based Learning Activity: Plan A Vacation 
Project Based Learning Activity: Design A Treehouse


GRAB A BUNDLE:
Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE
Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 2
Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 3
Project Based Learning 10-PACK BUNDLE, PART 4 
Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource
Loading...
$4.75
Digital Download
More products from Digital Divide and Conquer
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up