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9 10 11 12

Yes, We Care! Safe and Humane Livestock Production PBL Project

Problem: What are the roles of livestock producers in producing a safe food supply that is produced with humane livestock practices and environmental stewardship? Students will examine the food safety continuum as it pertains to livestock production, biosecurity measures for a productive livestock farm or ranch, become aware of consumer concerns…


Yes! I wrote a 10 Page Script! - Media Design 3 PBL Project

Students will create a 10-page script in a program such as Celtx using techniques of character development, the foundations of story structure, and collaborative techniques for creating character dialogue. Students will prepare a professional script for publication and/or film festival submission. Students will also complete the process to copyrigh…

9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

10 11 12

Who's Getting Away? Finding a Pattern using Forensics STEM Integrated Project

This series of lesson plans fit into the Criminal Justice Concentration Course - Investigations' unit Forensic Science and Evidence Analysis (Lab). There are three contributors to this project, Gordon Sanford, Kenn Lewis and Jay Crawford. Each has an established path of lesson plans that lead to the culminating CTE lesson. The CTE series of lesso…

9 10 11 12

Where Does My Food Come From? STEM Integrated Project

This is a 2-3 week unit in which students will explore where the food they eat on a regular basis comes from, is grown and processed. In the process, they will learn to read critically, check and read the labels of their food, write a short research paper and a business letter seeking a real world change or info. The Culminating assessments w…

When Disaster Strikes STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will prepare for developing their own senior project by engaging in a collaboratively imagined natural disaster. The learning activities are based on Unit 1 of Project Lead The Way's Engineering, Design and Development course; and elements A & B from the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric. In addition to the…

9 10 11 12

What's in Your Water? PBL Project

Students will investigate the water in their community, while learning about how water is formed, and where their water is found in the ground and above ground. Students will conduct experiments to determine what exactly is in their water within their community by doing a water analysis. This unit is brought to you by Deborah Hughes (CTE) with s…

9 10 11 12

What is an Algorithm? PBL Project

This four lesson project will teach students about algorithms through hands-on activities with a culminating project. Students do not need prior knowledge to understand the lessons, they will be presented as introductory topics in a fun and engaging manner. Guide students as they learn about the importance of sorting data, comparing linear and bina…

9 10 11 12

We're Live in 3-2-1... Producing a Live Broadcast! PBL Project

This is a 4-lesson PBL project entitled "We're Live in 3-2-1...": Producing a Live Broadcast! related to planning for and producing a multi-camera "live" broadcast. For those who are unable to broadcast can produce a "live-to-tape" broadcast and upload it to the web! Resources are available for both options and there are m…

9 10 11 12

Water World STEM Integrated Project

In this STEM unit, water conservation and stewardship are stressed. Fresh water is one of our most vital resources, and when our water is polluted it is not only devastating to the environment, but also to human health. The U.S. relies on public water systems to treat and deliver just over 44 billion gallons of clean water each day to our homes, s…


Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

An animation production, regardless of style, technique, or length, will require a great deal of visual research, development and design. The early stages of production will typically require the designing and planning of characters, environments, architeture, and visual effects. The process of developing the look and feel of an animation producti…

9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

9 10 11 12

Up, Up and Away! STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, engineering students model and design a craft that utilizes principles of efficient design to effectively achieve levitation via hot air lift (like a hot air balloon). They explore principles of lift, gases, volume, efficiency, and creativity as they attempt to create a model that can stay afloat for over a minute. The steps of the d…


Ultimate Book Cover with Illustrator - Media Design 2 PBL Project

Students will learn and understand the basics of Illustrator and artboard options to recreate a set of 10 iconic book covers within the last 100 years. This project is hands-on and highly production-oriented. Students will be given a list of 30-50 popular/iconic books from the last century and are to choose a minimum of at least 10 covers to redes…


Typography Portrait - Media Design 3 PLB Project

Students will create a complex typographic portrait in Adobe Illustrator that utilizes different elements of typography and portrays a person through the chosen words designed in the portrait. In this project students will employ the skills of a Multimedia Artist. Multimedia Artists create special effects, animation, or other visual images using f…

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