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Project Based Learning Project

Project Based Learning Project

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Project Based LearningProject Based LearningLisa HerreraTouro CollegeEDSE 604Summer 2011
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Project Based Learning
Class Description
The 6
th
grade general education class, in which I designed this Project-BasedLearning Plan for, consists of 20 students. Of these 20 students, 1 of them has a learningdisability. Learning disability is defined as “a condition that causes significant learning problems or an unexpected underachievement” (Smith 2007). This type of performancerequires a unique, individualized, and often intensive intervention.The environmental design of the 6
th
grade classroom consists of 4 large rectangletables, which are placed in 2 “rows.” This means that the tables face the front of theclassroom, to make the instructors’ lectures, boards, and technology (computer and TV)easily viewed. There are 5 students at each table.There are minimal stimuli to distract the students in the learning environment.Classroom rules are posted in the front of the classroom as a daily reminder to followthem diligently. Decorations and class work are displayed on the bulletin boards in the back of the classroom, by the teachers’ desk, and the hallway.
Title of Unit/Curricular Theme
The theme of this Project Based Learning Plan is World War II. World War II is a major event in World History that had a significant effect on the world.
Objectives
Students will recognize the turning point in world history known as World War II.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of geography.
Students will learn about different perspectives during the war.
Students will use technology and their use of oral communication to present their  projects to their peers.
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Project Based Learning
New York State Learning Standards
The New York State Learning Standards addressed in this Unit Plan are as follows:Social Studies: Standard 2: World HistoryStudents will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examinethe broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.Social Studies: Standard 3: GeographyStudents will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of thegeography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global— including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface.English Language Arts: Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and ExpressionStudents will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and culturaldimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers, students willuse oral and written language that follows accepted conventions of the English languagefor self-expression and artistic creation.English Language Arts: Standard 4: Language for Social InteractionStudents will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction. Students will use oraland written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners,they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of peopleand their views.
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