This is a PBL (Project Based Learning) on school improvement. In this PBL, students create two major products: 1. A persuasive essay, and 2. A presentation, which was done in front of a large public audience . Students collect data, research, and present their ideas.
Students used the five C’s in order to come up with ways to improve their school. Examples include: composting, replacing tan bark with rubber on playground, humane ways to rid of the seagulls, creating a school garden, and many more! Students used multiple types of data to support their cause. They submitted all parts of their projects electronically; true 21st century learners!
CCSS.RI.5.1, CCSS.W.5.1, CCSS.W.5.4, CCSS.W.5.6, CCSS.SL.5.1, CCSS.SL5.4, CCSS.5.5,
Students also used their critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration, skills to innovatively solve problems to help them become better local citizens.