ERIC Number: ED420420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Project Learning for the Multiple Intelligences Classroom. K-College.
Based on the assumption that project learning is an effective way of actively engaging students, this guidebook contains nine projects at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels which may be adapted for use with students in classrooms fostering multiple intelligences at any grade level. The guidebook's introduction distinguishes between different types of projects--structured, topic-related, genre-related, template, and open-ended--and describes the development of a project in three levels: (1) gathering activities; (2) processing activities; and (3) applying ideas. The remainder of the guidebook is devoted to project descriptions. Each project is organized as an individual chapter and includes learning logs, an evaluation rubric, and suggestions for Internet research. Basic level projects include a social studies project focusing on a particular state; a science project involving building a bird feeder; and a language arts project in which students interview senior citizens to write a biography. Intermediate level projects are a health/language arts project regarding human anatomy; a science project in which teams design an irrigation device; and a visual/language arts project in which students create a field guide for manufactured objects. The advanced projects are a nutrition/social studies project involving a role-play focusing on diet and nutrition and their effect on health over the last 200 years; an applied technology project in which students design a better shopping cart; and a science/language arts project requiring students to master a scientific concept in order to collaborate with others to produce a children's book. A section of blackline masters listing learning strategies is included. Contains 53 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Health Education, Internet, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Multiple Intelligences, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Technology
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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