ERIC Number: EJ837176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 7
Implementing Project-Based Learning to Create "Authentic" Sources: The Egyptological Excavation and Imperial Scrapbook Projects at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School
Garran, Daniella K.
History Teacher, v41 n3 p379-389 May 2008
Chartered in 1994 and opened in 1996, the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School (CCLCS) was among the first charter schools in Massachusetts. CCLCS strives to foster "intellectual development, academic achievement, project based learning, interdisciplinary studies, community partnerships, environmental studies, global awareness, and an ethical community." Drawing on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences, Fred Newmann's model of authentic assessment, and Ted Sizer's focus on student exhibitions and teaching as mentoring, CCLCS emphasizes project-based learning. The projects assigned at CCLCS offer students the chance to show their strengths--be they artistic, verbal, dramatic, or technological--while demonstrating content mastery. In this article, the author presents the projects she developed for her students at CCLCS.
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Charter Schools, Student Projects, Active Learning, Intellectual Development, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Environmental Education, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts