Project based learning is expanding curriculum at one middle school, where students actually want to work on projects over the weekend.
Christy Palermo, a history teacher, says that the projects are the result of the school’s new embrace of project based learning, which allows teachers to work together to allow students to take a deeper look at one topic across the curriculum.
During the fall, sixth graders learned about dinosaurs throughout each core class and some electives.
“Our science teacher did a project with elements, and during the dinosaur PBL, he talked about carbon dating,” Palermo said. “Our literature teacher did a lot of reading, she did poetry with dinosaurs, things like that. It’s a schoolwide effort.”