Project Based Learning

Our first unit of social studies is all about citizenship. We learned about rights and resonsibilities and what good citizens do to help their communities. The we asked a driving question: What organiztion can help us make a contibution to a community in need? Our students broke up into teams based on the community that they wanted to help. They did reseach on different organiztions and chose the one that they wanted to work with. Then they created persuasive speeches and had a caucus. The staff voted for the four teams to go on to the finals. Our four teams then created an informal/persuasive speech which inform the school what their plan was and why people should vote for them.Finally, they held a school wide election, tallied the votes and found a winner!