LifePractice PBL: Social Studies

LifePractice PBL: Social Studies

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Remember how closely you followed a recipe when you learned to cook? And now you use recipes mostly for inspiration and general guidance? These LifePractice PBL recipe cards are just like that, with a delicious anchoring artifact you know your kids will love, and listing of content "ingredients" you know will deliver quality nutrition to your students' minds.

Our LifePractice PBL recipe cards for Project/Problem Based Learning are built specifically for K12 use with groups or individual students. Each card features an intriguing problem where students are able to then integrate core content, such as Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing into their solutions. Every problem includes deeply embedded creativity, problem-solving, and collaborative learning.

The fully-customizable LifePractice PBL recipe cards are packaged in content sets, but we encourage you to integrate as many of the content ingredients you can for a complete meal of PBL. Teachers are able to ramp up or scale back the complexity of each card to create the unit that feeds the students at their tables. Each set includes unit cards that give the beginning or advanced PBL teacher a variety of topics to capture and engage kids’ minds and hearts.

Use these cards year after year for a different PBL experience each time!

These two social studies sets are perfectly tuned for the elementary, middle school, or high school teacher looking to grab kids’ hearts and brains into timely and global topics. With each card serving as a lesson unit, social science-focused teachers can integrate additional content areas into their PBL’s to create depth to “catch” those kids who might think that history, government, geography, or government is not for them. Each PBL card/unit can be customized to fit most any classroom, elementary to high school, individual, small-group, or whole-class. With a slight shift here or there, these LifePractice PBL recipe cards can be used year after year, creating a dynamic learning environment that is truly responsive to students’ and teachers’ needs alike. Help kids see exciting ties between schoolwork and the bigger connected world.

Set 1

  1. This Land is MY Land
  2. Red Scare: We’re Our Own Worst Enemy
  3. 1920’s: The Original YOLO Generation
  4. Get Up, Stand Up
  5. Future Oregon Trails
  6. The South’s Civil War Submarine
  7. States’ Rights? or Wrong?
  8. Merchant Ships of the Black Sea
  9. Reversion the Invasion
  10. Munition or Medicine?
  11. Save Lincoln
  12. Save Kennedy

Set 2

  1. Cache-ing Up with Lewis and Clark
  2. Your State: A Land Full of History and Pride
  3. Kansas: As Big as You Think
  4. All About the Mayas
  5. Save the Titanic
  6. Viking Ship
  7. Pompeii and Circumstance
  8. Nuclear War is Inevitable
  9. All About the Greeks
  10. Gladiator
  11. Amelia Earhart’s Last Plane
  12. Viva La Revolution