Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but arenât sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning in ELA and History, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for ELA and Social Studies in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to:
- Create their own Project Based Learning units.
- Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions.
- Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning.
- Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning.
- Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way.
- Collaborate with teachers across subject areas.
- Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals.
Part I of the book features six full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138891623, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.
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