Are you ready for your students to go deeper with their learning? Are you looking for ways to hit the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy? This inquiry driven, cross-curricular learning framework focused on pumpkins will have your students self-directing their own learning and constructing knowledge like never before.
This pumpkin PhenomBL resource includes an overview of the Phenomenon-Based Learning framework, an outline of the unit and planning tools, and graphic organizers to help your students synthesize their learning.
How subjects can be integrated in this unit:
Work on reading skills while exploring informational texts about pumpkins.
Work on writing skills while explaining the pumpkin life cycle, how to carve a pumpkin, or reporting on research findings.
Work on math skills while measuring and weighing different types of pumpkins, counting seeds, or exploring the amount of pumpkins produced each year.
Work on science/STEAM skills while learning about pumpkin life cycles, what plants need to survive, different types of pumpkins and their uses, how pumpkins break down (decompose), or how matter changes when heated.
Work on social studies skills while exploring how people use pumpkins, the history of jack-o-lanterns, how pumpkins get from farm to table, and so much more.
**Informational texts are included in this unit. What is included are the planning guides and resources to use texts on your students' levels. PhenomBL is student-centered so texts will should be based on the needs of individual classes and students.
About Phenomenon-Based Learning:
Phenomenon-based learning is an instructional strategy used successfully in Finland (largely based on research from experts in the US) which allows students to go deeper in their understanding of the content. In the US, we call it “interdisciplinary studies” or "cross curricular” but it is really much bigger than that.
You can find resources to help you implement PhenomBL here.
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