Social Change/Movements: Middle School Social Studies/ELA PBL

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This Project Based Learning Unit focuses on providing students with having a realistic and authentic experience of exploring social movements/change in United States history. Throughout the process students will be learning valuable skills such as, researching, organization, speaking and listening, and historical content. This is a great way to help students see the connections between history and the connection to the current social movements they are witnessing.

Provided with this download:
-Single point rubric
-Five Stations with student handouts and materials
-Assignment Sheet for the Independent Project

This unit puts the teacher in a facilitator role while students are participating in stations and then an independent project. This unit can be talk independently or as a supplement to a unit on the same topic allowing the teacher to add content they feel passionate about or believe would be a great addition. The authenticity and real world aspect of this PBL has worked very well in our classrooms and we hope it does the same for yours. Students liked having exposure to a variety of social movements, but having the ability to choose a topic they were passionate about as a culminating project. The station work provides the teacher with small groups to have meaningful conversations about serious topics and gives students the chance to practice their skills in a cooperative structure.

This Social Studies Project Based Learning Unit exemplifies the critical components of a true PBL and has the following elements built into the PBL Design:

-Key Knowledge and Understandings
-Challenge Question
-Sustained Inquiry
-Authentic Experience
-Student Voice and Choice
-Critique and Revision
-Public Product
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Lessons for Middle School
to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Total Pages
13 pages
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