I made a lovely PBL based on fifth grade history and language arts standards, under the theme of American migration after the Revolutionary War and before the California Gold Rush. Essentially, students find a person from the Ellis Island or Angel Island website, and use that as a starting point for a historical fiction narrative. The narrative will cover character, setting, writing with a theme, developing a problem, whose solution is to immigrate. If this is your first time, doing a PBL, I got all the structure for you to complete the task. This is the first one. I have other parts of the project and the Rubrics for it. Message me for the others.
Also, we are using the ICONS of Depth and Complexity so they are included also.