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Build Your Own Utopia: PBL unit based on the Giver in which students discuss unintended consequences, and the paradox of a perfect world.

Amber Chandler describes a PBL unit, built around the dystopian novel The Giver, that takes students deep into the book’s ideas by having them create and debate their own ideal communities an…

This short research project about utopias helps students practice skills like summarizing, paraphrasing, embedding quotes, and citing sources. Each side of the Research Cube targets a different research skill and facet of the topic. Students will love this alternative to a research paper! Use this project in conjunction with any dystopian novel study like The Giver or The Hunger Games, or as a stand-alone project. Includes project guidelines, rubric, research sheet, and samples (gr. 4-9).

Research Project - Real-Life Utopias

This short research project about utopias helps students practice skills like summarizing, paraphrasing, embedding quotes, and citing sources. Each side of the Research Cube targets a different research skill and facet of the topic. Students will love thi

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is taking off in primary and secondary classrooms, as teachers are experimenting with new and innovative ways of engaging students with 21st century skills. #projectbasedlearning #teacherspayteachers

Project-Based Learning: Understanding by Doing

Math Project-based Learning: Open your own candy business--use this for kids wanting to do lemonade stand

Crystal's Classroom: How to Build Meaningful Student-Led Discussion

Reminders for building meaningful student led discussions. We have to set them up to thrive.

Andrew Miller of the Buck Institute for Education shares some practical ways to make PBL apply to "real-life" math standards.

Tips for Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Math Standards

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

You have been hired to work with a team to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! This collaborative, hands-on, ELA and STEM-aligned activity fosters team-building, critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving, communication, and social skills. Engaging, fun, proactive learning for back-to-school, half-days, special days . . . or any day! Writing assignments, grading rubrics, and CCSS included!

You have been hired to work with a team to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! This collaborative, hands-on, ELA and STEM-aligned activity fosters team-building, critical thinking, collaborat

Try a multi-genre project with your students. You will get engaged students AND interesting products to mark!

Multi-Genre Project for Secondary English

Multi genre project on any author we have read a story/novel from this year.

The Juvenile Justice System in the US- can't wait to be done with school. Only a few more months ♡

Youth Imprisonment in the United States. Although numbers are decreasing, organizations like Empowered Youth are empowering at-risk youth to retake control of their lives, one job at a time.

Build the Sentence FREEBIE! Directions: Students cut the words out at the bottom of the page, #BuildTheSentence and glue words in correct order, practice writing the sight word, draw a picture about the sentence, write the sentence nice and neat. #sheilamelton

Build the Sentence FREEBIE! Directions: Students cut the words out at the bottom of the page, and glue words in correct order, practice writing the sight word, draw a picture about the sentence, write the sentence nice and neat.

A fantastic teaching unit for Lois Lowry's young adult novel The Giver. 178 pages of activities that are sure to engage middle school or high school English students. Utopias, Pre-Reading, Plot, Conflict, Characters, Ceremony of Twelve, Writing Journals, Pop Quizzes, Vocabulary, Essay, Newbery Award Speech, Jeopardy, Projects, Pain Discussion

THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide

A fantastic teaching unit for Lois Lowry's young adult novel The Giver – perfect for all students who have read the book and seen the movie over the summer!

Over 300 Social Studies Projects & Ideas for PBL History, Geography, Civics  divided by grade levels!

These 350 projects in social studies take your students beyond dioramas and research papers to authentic learning in community and civic problem-solving and world outreach. Your students collaborate with classes across campus, the town or the world.

A lot of resources here. I like how teachers use Kidblog as a safe place for students to share their mistakes and successes.

A lot of resources here. I like how teachers use Kidblog as a safe place for students to share their mistakes and successes.