Who is Melvin Bubble?: Using Literacy to Enhance Our 21st Century Skills

By: Ms. Kimberly McDermid
from Denver Jewish Day School

Category:
Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, Gemara, History, Literature/ English, Math, Mishnah, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
3

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

The 3rd graders worked on a beginning of the year interdisciplinary assignment as a getting to know you better project. The project combined many 21st century skills, including communication, creativity & innovation, and global awareness. The project centered around the book Who is Melvin Bubble? by author Nick Bruel and culminated with the students getting to understand the real world outside their classroom by meeting Mr. Bruel via Skype!