Project Based Learning is a great model for unit planning and deeper learning. Some teachers are going further by anchoring a semester or a year in a unifying, engaging and provocative premise.
This helps them "brand" their classroom to better connect the dots between units and projects throughout the year.
Check out this STEM classroom brand anchored in the antarctic explorer Shackleton. This brand unified four projects over the course of a semester. Students practiced the engineering design cycle as they responded to this cool simulation.
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