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Learners define philanthropy and explore why it is important for citizens (including middle schoolers) to take action to improve the community. In this first lesson introducing the Project Based Learning process, learners investigate the concept of food security in the U.S. and start...
Students investigate and share information about environmental organizations to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals and achievements.
Prior to this lesson, the learners will have studied racial intolerance from a historical perspective and have researched and reported on contemporary examples of social injustice/needs. In this lesson, the learners will put their knowledge and understanding into action by ...
Unit: Sharing Our World
Using various means of communication, students will demonstrate their knowledge of City Wildlife and present the findings of their inquiry teams.
Students conduct Internet research to gain a better understanding of the changes that have occurred in the environment and animal habitats since the 1700s.
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
In this lesson, students explore the various simple machines--their unique functions and specific applications. The purpose of the lesson is to make the connection that just as each machine is unique and valuable, so is each person unique and valuable. The students will work cooperatively and...
Unit: The Power of Children
Students are introduced to philanthropy and service-learning. They learn about different needs in the community and community organizations that address these needs. Students are introduced to the full scope of the Project Based Learning (PBL) project. They establish the "Knows...
Students will recognize the aspects of the hero/superhero in themselves, take action on a social issue about which they care deeply, and reflect on that experience through writing.