Monday, October 1, 2012

To Fall or Not to Fall? - PBL Presentation Day!

D.A.T.A. scholars in Room A-4 did a phenomenal job today giving group oral presentations answering this driving question to our "Fall of Rome" Project-Based Learning unit:  What factors cause a civilization to fall and how can it be prevented?  Performing in collaborative teams, students reported on their top three reasons Rome fell, they encouraged the audience with a community service project idea created by their team, and finally they reflected on how this project could help prevent America from a fall like that in Rome.  Presentations included skits, puppet shows, artistic posters, business cards, brochures, community service flyers, VTS discussion, audience interaction, PowerPoint presentations, and Movie-Maker movies (with music, videos, news casts, narration, skits, commercials, and more!).  What a fun day and a great way to celebrate and share student learning and success!  Enjoy a couple presentations below:

GROUP #1 - "The Pen Pel Princesses" (Connecting with foster children):
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GROUP #2 - Let it go! (Anti-bullying campaign)
Time-traveling news:
"Let it Go!" Anti-bullying brochure and business cards:


GROUP #3 - "Cubs for Cancer" (Helping children who are ill):
VTS Discussion with Images:

News Cast for Top Three Reasons for Fall of Rome:

GROUP #4 - "Getting Back in Business" (Helping the homeless find jobs):

GROUP #5 - "We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands" (Public Awareness):
Interactive PowerPoint and Live News Cast:

VTS Strategies used by other groups too!

GROUP #7 - "T.R.Y." (Tutoring Responsible Youths):

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