George Lucas Educational Foundation
Project-Based Learning

Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"

Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

    Additional Resources for the "Soil Superheroes" Project


    Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

    Interactive Online Final Pamphlet (King Middle School's Web site)

    Graphic: Five Shot Guide to Video Production 972K

    Soil Superheroes Student Video Blog (King Middle School's Web site)

    Click on any of the titles below to download a PDF of one of King Middle School's many resources.

    Teacher Planning Guides:

    Expeditionary Learning at King Middle School (Example of the Six-Step Rubric in Practice) 80K

    Project Outline for Students 476K

    Samples of Student Comic Strips:

    The Bacteria Runway Show by Darcy 808K

    D-D At The Monastery by Maddie 864K

    Bacterium for Hire by Noah 812K

    More at Free Resources and Downloads for Project Learning

    Schools That Work

    Casco Bay High School And King Middle School

    Public, Urban
    Grades 6-8
    Portland, ME