Project Based Learning in 7-8 Social Studies at Hillel Day School

By: Mr. Joshua Cutler
from Hillel Day School

Category:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
History

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Eighth Grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
7, 8, Middle school

In the 7-8 Division, the eighth grade students participated in a PBL experience where the students created the ideal civilization based upon their own creativity, and ideas from our study of Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Alexander the Great, and ancient Rome. In addition, the eighth grade students participated in a PBL experience that compared similarities of world religions.