Students LOVE learning when they understand WHY they are learning what you are teaching them. Connecting learning to real life is essential to engage students in the classroom. I have had the most success connecting with even my most reluctant learners through the use of projects. The projects I use in my classroom integrate real life, technology, and the skills that you are required to teach. Here are some of my favorite projects to engage ALL of your students (differentiated to meet all learning styles and needs).
Click on each project to learn more about it. Right now these link to the item on TpT until I can write blog posts. Check back!
- Poetry Unit & Independent Poetry Project
- Biography Unit
- 50 State Research Report
- Classroom Economy & Banking Unit
- Book Projects
- Mastery Club for Fast Finishers
- Oregon Trail Simulation
- Greek & Latin Roots & Stems
- Science Fair