For fourth grade students, a new emphasis on project based learning includes living biographies and games of history.
At South Callaway Elementary, students dressed up as history heroes and talked about some of the things their subjects did during their lifetime during the “Living Biographies” event. This is just one example of the project based learning curriculum which the school has been implementing for the past two years.
According to Superintendent Kevin Hillman, the quality of the project based learning curriculum is being refined to be incorporated across different subjects and grades.
“I feel proud of where we are on our journey and the work teachers have put into it,” Hillman said. “And students are responding to it.”
The elementary and middle school held public project based learning events. In addition to the living biographies, eighth grade history teacher Chad Hector had students create and test board games so that students could learn more about American history.