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Why Teach with Project-Based Learning?

Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.

Published by edutopia in 2011

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Grade Level(s):All

Essential Question(s)
1. What subjects are best suited for project-based learning?
2. What was your best project idea?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the factors for a successful project?
2. The leading questions is the foundation for the project. How do you approach this beginning step? How will you make sure that all the skills necessary for the project are addressed so you can have a high quality and successful project?

Extension and Activities
1. Choose a real-life situation that the class knows about. News items, unusual weather condition, or natural disaster somewhere in the world are good places to start. Turn this into a letter writing campaign, science investigation, or a video editorial piece for the school news media.

"After building my own website for a few months now, the website has been a great resource for my students and parents. They all like my website. There are tons of new things that I need to explore in the future. I just love it. However, I wish can could have more freedom on manipulating the layout of the web page."

pictureTerry Chen
Biology and Math
Tracy Unified - Tracy, CA

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