Project Based Learning
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
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.
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.