Sunday, October 14, 2012

Project Based Learning in History

This clip shows how an AP Government class changed their curriculum to model project Based Learning (PBL). It would be fun to figure out how to do this in World 9 or 10 or even AP World.

The AP Government class made the change with the help of the University of Washington and some high school teachers in nearby Bellevue, Washington. They used scores from the PBL class and compared them with scores from the traditionally taught classes. The idea was to give students a more in-depth look at government than a traditional AP class can give. You can read and see more about PBL at this Edutopia site.

1 comment:

Ron Isaacson said...

A software tool that can help with learning, including Project Based Learning, is the "Idea Shuffler." The “Idea Shuffler” is a unique diagramming tool that lets you represent both hierarchical and nonhierarchical structures. It automatically organizes your ideas (concepts) with a proprietary shuffle algorithm so you don’t have to worry about the location of concepts. It provides layers of interconnected diagrams that accommodate large models and separate documents for every diagram and concept.The “Idea Shuffler” is the only software out there that gives you all of these features.
Check out the “Idea Shuffler”
YouTube video at uses Project Based Learning as an example.
Go to for additional information, videos and downloads of the software.