Sound familiar? Why are we studying this junk? When am I ever going to use it in real life?
21stCentury Skills • Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Communication and Collaboration • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy • Initiative and Self-direction • Social and Cross-cultural Skills • Flexibility and Adaptability
Although class time is organized differently for project-based learning, it is still very structured. • Projects are designed around core curricular objectives and are aligned with goals from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Research indicates that with project-based learning: • Students are more engaged and interested in learning the content because it relates to their lives. • Students understand what they are learning at a deeper level because they are actually using concepts and skills in meaningful ways. • By working with peers and others in the community, students learn important collaboration skills that they will need in their adult lives. • Students develop important self-management skills, such as time management, planning, and self-assessing.
4 projects during the semester, each aligned with a major literary work • The Iliad, by Homer – Consequences of Pride • Antigone, by Sophocles – Effective Leadership • A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen– Gender Equality • A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines– Justice
Questions? Contact me: Kelly Stollings Visit my page on Watauga High School SchoolFusion! 400 High School Drive Boone, NC 28607 (828) 264-2407, ext. 453 firstname.lastname@example.org