Use this State Geography PBL (Project Based Learning) to engage your students in learning about your state's geography.
Driving question for this project is--You've been hired by your state's Tourism Corporation to come up with a plan to attract more tourists to come to your state. How can you encourage the tourists to come to your state and have them learn more about each region?
Introduce the driving question in the beginning of the geography unit. Give time throughout the unit for kids to work on the project. Invite tourist experts to your classroom to make this project more authentic! Students will work hard to prepare their project when you have a large audience to hear their project.
One page with the driving question and a space to write down the need to know
One page where students can write down where your state is located and its bordering states
One page where students can write down characteristics of each region in your state
One page where students can write down what their final product will be and what they will say.
Peer review page--includes a rubric for peers to check and leave feedback
Self-evaluation page--includes a section where students can write down what they will do to refine their project
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