Tag: Social Studies

PBL Essentials The Manual Cinema Project

In the Manual Cinema Project students made Cinematic Shadow Plays that use old-fashioned overhead projectors to tell stories about local historical landmarks that students researched for another project earlier in the year. The inspiration for this project is rooted in the collaborative methods developed by the Chicago-based performance collective called Manual Cinema.       Key … Continued


Opening Shot of Documentary - student talking to camera in Yosemite

PBL Essentials The Story of You and Your Crew

In The Story of You and Your Crew students explored how to best build community in small groups through observation, reflection, documentation, and strategic planning. Academic Skills and Content: students learn storytelling techniques through the use of storyboards, script writing and technology integration.  Students also developed collaboration skills as well as skills in leadership and … Continued