Project-based learning: essential questions and authentic tasks ... The essential question arising out of our unit on immigration is, "What ...
Project-Based Learning Curriculum:Real-life exposure to learning • Apprentice • Engage • Inquiry and Investigation • Analyze • Evaluate • Resolution • Re-evaluate
Goals for PBL PBLGoal Application Content: What the students will do: In this lesson, students investigate reasons for immigration to America by various groups featured in the vignette, as well as problems they faced in trying to assimilate into American society. After collecting information, you will use the information to design and execute a mural about immigrants and their experiences Concept Risk Research Primary Resources Dispositons Open--Mindedness Thinking Skills Critcal Analysis Ethics Individual v.Group
Embedded Instruction • Research Skills –Primary Resources –Pictoral and Print Information –Maps • Analysis –Comparing/Contrasting Points of View –Direct and Indirect Effects –Analyzing Consequences • Creating Criteria • Comparing Options
My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de Aqui hasta alla By Amada Irma Perez My Diary from Here to There by Primary Resource Video Link:http://www.pbs.org/destinationamerica/ps_ctn_06.html World Atlas- Explore the World: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/camerica.htm#.Ue1MBqwpjsc
Research – Inquiry Directions:Use the space provided to record the most important information you found in your inquiry phase. Briefly describe why each fact is important to the problem.
Re-Evaluation • Test Hypothesis • Engage • Inquiry and Investigation • Analyze • Evaluate • Resolution • Re-evaluate
Problem Log Reflective Moment: Perspective What are some differences, if any, between voluntary immigration and involuntary immigration? What obstacles might each of the groups have faced on their journey?
Problem Log Reflective Moment: Thinking about Thinking There exists a fear that undocumented immigrants would put a lot of pressure on jobs, education, tax dollars, and social services. What are some ways that this fear might affect problem solving?
Problem Log Reflective Moment: Metacognition What did you learn in this unit about how people respond in high-risk situations? How have they adapted in their new country? What are your thoughts about the Dream Act? What are your thoughts about Congress passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill?
Credits • Mr. McGilles – Producer • Stakeholders – Problem Solvers • Mr. RDC – Facilitator • In Collaborations with: • Parents/Guardian/Community • Mrs. Zane – Social Studies • Mrs. Collins – Language Arts • Mr. Homulka – Art Consultant • Mrs. Bailey – Media Cosultant