Successful Project-Based Learning You've Seen?
March 30, 2012 2:26 AM Subscribe
Project based learning and interdisciplinary teaching! I'm a high school science teacher working with an enthusiastic English teacher and we're trying to find the best project ideas to use in summer school (and beyond if successful).
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Our goal is to incorporate science (any level), English (so fiction and non-fiction links needed) but not too much social studies (the teacher is a flake and we can't count on her support).
I've found some ideas from Edutopia and the Buck Institute (a cool unit about plagues so we can incorporate "Guns, Germs and Steel" and epidemeology), but since we've never done this before we'd prefer a well-crafted unit plan as opposed to inventing it from scratch.
However, we teach in a residential school for girls with histories of severe trauma and abuse and don't want anything that could be triggering (for example, we think this unit could cause the girls with OCD some problems).
Any successful, emotionally safe units you know of? Resources that have lots of lessons and help?
My somewhat bored teacher friend and I thank you in advance.