What was your driving question?
How did this project connect to your local or regional community?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
This project and event were a great way to capitalize on the principle of the community as a classroom. The elementary school, which is the most urban of all our district schools, does not have as much access to some of the local agricultural opportunities as the other schools. This provides a way to bring those opportunities to them. Kids are offered a first-hand, hands-on, experiential opportunity to explore VT Agricultural history and practices. The event asks them to apply their historical, scientific, language arts, and other related content areas to interact with farmers and business people to learn about things such as the maple syrup industry, livestock practices, seeding and planting, ice cream making, etc.
How did this positively impact the community? How was it shared?
Reflection: What was the biggest challenge? What was the most rewarding aspect of this project?
Any advice for a teacher or student that is implementing a PBE project for the first time?
“I wish we did this at my elementary school! Do you think we could next year?”