Project Based Instruction
Garcia Middle School, Austin Independent School District
This middle school has one class that has committed to the sole use of activity/project-based learning. With this approach the students study a concept and show their understanding of the key concept by building, creating and showcasing a project to demonstrate the understanding. As these examples reveal, the students developed board games to demonstrate their knowledge and reinforce the key concepts in Texas History. They titled their game, provided a set of directions or rules, and created a colorful game board with accompanying materials (dice, question cards, and playing pieces.