Improve-the-Community or Improve-the-School (Project-Based Learning)

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My students are doing amazing with the project and cannot wait to present their work to the mayor and city commissioners!
Thanks for such an engaging resource! It went perfectly with our unit and the students loved coming up with their own causes!
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Project-based learning is a way for students to investigate a real-world problem. This packet includes everything you need to implement an "Improve-the-community" or "Improve-the-school" project. This incorporates 21st century skills and English language arts. This connects well to Benchmark Advance Unit 1 or any unit on making a difference in the world.

Included in this file:

1. What is Project-Based Learning? (teacher page)

2. Step-by-step lessons that guide students through the 4 parts (investigate, create, present, reflect/respond) along with questions to help guide your students (teacher page)

3. Links to real-world examples found in the news

4. Let's Brainstorm Ideas student pages for a community and/or school improvement project

5. Let's Find Solutions student page for writing their guiding question and potential plans with pros/cons

6. Let's Create a Plan student page to help plan out materials, resources, collaborators, and the timeline

7. Let's Write a Proposal student page to write out their proposal to present/pitch to classmates

8. Let's Collaborate student page to write a letter to contact someone to collaborate with on their project

21st Century Skills:

✓ Use of technology

✓ Collaboration

✓ Communication

✓ Problem-solving

✓ Critical thinking

✓ Innovation

✓ Creativity

* This product compliments the Benchmark Advance ELA curriculum (unit 1), but can be used in any classroom! See the product preview for more information.


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