I know lots of people see PBL as a list of rules and guidelines for how to create the PERFECT project, but that's not really how we roll. Instead, we've taken the general structure (do a project about something) and mixed it with some #flipclass pedagogy, and then made a lot of stuff up as we went along.
The result is something that I know doesn't tick all the boxes on many "Are you doing PBL right?" lists. And I'm okay with that.
I was going to write this post about the unit we just finished, but that's too easy. Instead, I'm throwing caution to the wind (that's a really weird phrase, now that I think about it) and talking about the PBL work we're starting in my 6th grade Humanities class: China.
I know almost nothing about China. I may have a history degree, but the total amount of time I spent on China in my three years in college was about four hours. Yeah.