Sixth-eighth Grade SOCIAL STUDIES - S.T.E.A.M.
Although most initiatives are centered around the hard sciences, the social studies classroom should not be excluded, for every subject falls under history. From addressing real world problems to the lack of fresh water in many regions across the world; all require innovative thinking and solutions. From encroaching development and pollution affecting animal habitats, students can address issues such as deforestation and development in the Amazon Rain Forest to natural disasters that are changing dramatically our planet as they discuss civilizations of the past and their technological advancements.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.