Project-Based Learning

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project-based learning units and projects

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.

Dinosaur

Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the characteristics of dinosaurs.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Dinosaur David Lambert

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Lava

Hot Rocks Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the concepts of "hot spots" and to discuss the different kinds of lava that flow from active volcanos.  Excerpted from

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Inventions

Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to how discoveries differ from inventions. Teach students the variety of different inventions.  Excerpted from

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Bird Nest

Building Nests Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the different kinds of nests birds build, and the variety of material they use in building them.  Excerpted from

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Flowers

Seed Dispersal Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the various ways that seeds can spread to make more plants.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Plant David Burnie

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Tornado

Nature's Weather Clues Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the clues nature provides for changing weather.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Weather Brian Cosgrove

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Olympics

Modern Olympic Beginnings Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the beginnings of the modern Olympic Games. Excerpted from Eyewitness: Olympics Chris Oxlade

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Minerals

More About Minerals Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the different kinds of minerals. Explain how some minerals are used and how to identify them.  Excerpted from

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Rocks

Intro to Rocks Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to rocks. Explain what rocks are made of, the three different ways in which they form, and some of the ways in which surface rocks can be broken down. 

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Elephant

Characteristics of Mammals Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the defining characteristics of mammals.  Excerpted from

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Volcano

Exploding Mountains Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to exploding mountains. Teach students the destructive power of volcanic eruptions.  Excerpted from

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Bird

Adaptations: Bird Beaks Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the different types of bird beaks. Teach them that different beaks enable birds to eat different kinds of food. Excerpted from

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Tornado

The Restless Air Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the importance wind has on weather.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Weather Brian Cosgrove

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Knight

Knights of the Middle Ages

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to knights, the brave warriors on horseback who fought in western Europe from about 800 to the 1600s. Teach students about some of the milestones required to become a medieval knight and the duties required of the position. 

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Crown

Life in Medieval Times Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the different roles people held in medieval society.  Excerpted from Eyewitness: Medieval Life Andrew Langley

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Water

Intro to Water Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to ocean and fresh water distribution. Teach them that water is constantly moved around the planet via the water cycle.  Excerpted from

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Desert

Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the ecosystem of deserts. Introduce students to plant and animal adaptations that help organisms survive in the harsh desert environment. 

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China

The Beginnings of Ancient China Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to ancient China. Teach students about the unification of ancient China in 221 B.C. under the Qin dynasty.  Excerpted from

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Ocean

Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the main zones in the ocean. Teach them about the characteristics of different ocean zones.  Excerpted from

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Rain Forest

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the importance of rain forest biomes. Teach students that rain forests support a wide variety of plants and animals. Excerpted from

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