Project-Based Learning

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Ready-To-Teach Project-Based Learning

All units are complete and ready to teach, with no prep, no hassle, and no need to spend time building background knowledge.

 

What’s inside each 65+ page PBL unit:

Each PBL unit includes everything you need to do meaningful, inquiry-based PBL that will engage students and give them real-world learning opportunities.

 

PBL lesson plans

Complete Lesson Plan

Step-by-step instructions, project activities, and so much more.

Teacher Ready PBL Projects

Ready-to-Teach Teacher Pack

Annotated versions of student printables, assessments, lecture resources, and more.

Full color PBL student pack

Full Color Student Pack

All printables, instructions, response templates, and helpful resources for students.

All PBL Units are included with a premium membership!

 

Curious about project-based learning, but unsure about how to fit it into your curriculum, or thought it would be too difficult to teach?

These new PBL units are complete and ready to teach, with no prep, no hassle, and no need to spend time building background knowledge - yours or your students’. Each unit includes everything you need to do meaningful, inquiry-based PBL that will engage students and give them real-world learning opportunities.

We’ve made it very easy to do PBL by developing units for common topic areas and removing all of the hard prep work and need to “fill in the blanks” with your own resources.

What is Project-Based Learning?

Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered instructional method that focuses on blending deep conceptual knowledge of a topic with an inquiry-based approach to active, hands-on, real-world learning. The central element in project-based learning is a meaningful, pedagogically-rich, in-depth project that challenges students to build both academic subject knowledge and foundational skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. Project-based learning lesson plans and ideas generally provide teachers with an extended framework of inquiry-based learning activities that can be modified or adapted for a variety of learning styles, time periods, and topics, normally including a strong curriculum focus enhanced by an engaging multi-stage hands-on project.

If you are considering implementing project-based learning in your classroom this year, TeacherVision has a large and growing portfolio of deep, inquiry-based PBL lesson plans for the core subjects (science, math, ELA, and social studies) that are ready to use with no prep and contain all the elements you need to bring a complete, engaging, skill-building project to your curriculum.

Recommended Project-Based Learning Resources

Build a Pool at Your School- Project Based Learning: Lesson Plan

Build a Pool at Your School: Measurement, Time and Graphing - Project Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 math unit on Measurement. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Make a Terrarium: The Water Cycle - Project-Based Learning Unit - Lesson Plan

Make a Terrarium: The Water Cycle - Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 science unit on The Water Cycle. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring My State Project Based Learning

Exploring My State Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 Social Studies unit on students' home states. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring US Government Project Based Learning

Exploring US Government Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 Social Studies unit on US government. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Comprehension and Collaboration Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Comprehension and Collaboration Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of an ELA lesson or unit on reading comprehension, effective collaboration, and communication of information.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Text Structures Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Text Structures Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of an ELA lesson or unit on text structures and nonfiction writing. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Become a Meteorologist Project Based Learning Unit

Become a Meteorologist Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 science unit on weather and climate. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Plant Life Cycles Project Based Learning

Exploring Plant Life Cycles Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 science unit on the lifecycles of lowering and non-flowering plants. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Communities Project Based Learning

Exploring Communities Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 Social Studies unit on communities. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Maps Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Maps Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts in a Grade 3 Social Studies unit on maps. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Realistic Fiction Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Realistic Fiction Project Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of an ELA lesson or unit on realistic fiction. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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 Lesson Plan - Exploring Informational Writing Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Informational Writing Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of an ELA lesson or unit on informational writing. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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 Lesson Plan - Exploring Earthquakes Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Earthquakes Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a science lesson or unit on plate tectonics and earthquakes. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Cell Structure and Function Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Cell Structure and Function Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a science lesson or unit on cell structure and function, as well as cancer and disease research.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Genetics Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Genetics Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a science lesson or unit on genetics and DNA. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Life in a Medieval Castle Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Life in a Medieval Castle Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a social studies lesson or unit on medieval history. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Game Design Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Game Design Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a social studies lesson or unit on Native Americans. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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Lesson Plan - Exploring Native American Agriculture Project-Based Learning Lesson

Exploring Native American Agriculture Project-Based Learning Unit

OVERVIEW: This project-based learning lesson is designed to support and reinforce the concepts taught as part of a social studies lesson or unit on Native Americans. It is built around 5 inquiry-based milestones that incorporate cross-curricular hands-on projects, formative and summative assessments, independent and group activities, and extensions.

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