George Lucas Educational Foundation
Project-Based Learning

Rigorous Project-Based Learning Transforms AP Courses

Through a project called Knowledge in Action, researchers at the University of Washington have been exploring whether project-based learning can help high school students with diverse learning styles understand content more deeply in advanced placement courses.

    The Knowledge in Action project has redesigned the curriculum for two courses -- AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Environmental Science -- at high schools in both Bellevue, Washington, and Des Moines, Iowa, to compare the value of these classes with traditionally taught courses. Learn more about the project.