Project-Based Learning for Primary Grades
First of all, I'd like to say that I am thrilled to have discovered Edutopia groups. Finally, a group of teachers who are inherently interested in improving their teaching practice and sharing what they know. I am very excited to learn more from all of you!
OK, now my question - I am very intrigued by the thought of PBL as a perfect strategy to differentiate content for my students. I have not seen a great deal of information on how to plan projects in a primary level classroom. I am currently teaching 2nd grade (thinking about moving up next year).
I would LOVE to hear some ideas from teachers who have tried PBL in their own classrooms! Some of the topics that I could use for projects are: life cycles, rocks and fossils, producers and consumers, simple machines, ancestors.