Project-Based Learning Resources
More Extensive Projects
Academic Debate Unit
This project-based academic debate unit ends with a service field trip. Over several weeks, students effectively develop and refute arguments; analyze controversial issues; evaluate evidence; and recognize opportunities for leadership.
Contextualized Food Manager Certificate Unit
This contextualized curriculum is designed for students to learn content to obtain the state-issued food safety manager certificate. The course focuses on the areas of basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination & allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.
Economics and Budget Creation
In this unit, students explore concepts and vocabulary that are important to the study of economics, think critically about wants versus needs, and engage in exercises to help them prioritize spending and make financial decisions. Students also begin to learn about credit and how credit scores are determined.
Memory Quilt Project
After learning about the history of quilts, students create their own family trees, discuss how stories and traditions are passed down in their cultures, write about a significant person or event they want to memorialize, and finally create related memory squares that are made into a quilt.
Our School Garden
This project-based unit of instruction leads students through a process of writing, filming, editing, and showcasing their own videos about a community garden they have tended all summer.