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After developing a PBL unit for each part of my curriculum, I had the pleasure of seeing my hard work pay off when the students launched their own project to help a school in West Africa. Their success in their project can be attributed to the skills cultivated by PBL. I've written a full description of my experience and what I learned here: http://www.edumusings.com/the-best-unit-ive-ever-taught-by-accident/