Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teaching Philanthropy & Taxes via Project Based Learning

I concluded my latest unit on philanthropy and taxes with a project. I chose to center the project around an organization that I share a similar interest with, led by a person I admire. Please take the time to navigate through KIVA's website. If you need any motivation, watch this TED Talk by KIVA's founder Jessica Jackley.

Back to Project Based Learning. Students are engaged, excited and empowered in their learning experiences with PBL's. They dig more deeply into a topic and expand their interests. In this case, they were able to experience the global reality of inequality and poverty, and do something about it.

The images below include the project instructions and rubrics. Feel free to use it to create your own PBL.