Project-Based Learning Activities

Finding Projects for Your Students


Project-Based Learning activities are listed in 12 subject areas (at left), though most of the activities are cross-curricular. Be sure to LOOK IN RELATED SUBJECTS for projects that are also within your subject area.   These can be done as whole-class, groups, or independently.

Subject areas are listed at the end of each Learning Activity, i.e.
  • Science, Business - Primary subject is Science, but a Related Subject is Business
Grade Level Adaptation


Many of these projects can be adapted to various grade levels, from elementary to high school, depending on your approach and depth. For younger students, you may choose one part of the activity and complete as a teacher-guided lesson. Older students can go beyond what is stated by accessing additional resources and conducting independent investigation.

Project-Based Learning Format

Projects are numbered and indexed at the top.  You can click on the title, or scroll down to find the matching number & full text of the activity below - in the following format:
  • topic and objective
  • critical questions to explore
  • student activity 
  • subject areas - main listed first 
  • starter resources - list of a few starter resources.  On some, lesson plans on related-topics (i.e. Learning in the Prairie) are also listed.   We strongly encourage additional exploration of topics through resources in our Information Resources Section.  
  • Curriculum Standards are provided - see document link at top of each subject page.
These projects can be done as a class, or individuals/groups can tackle them as independent projects.

Titles of the fully-developed Lesson Plans within each subject area are also listed in the index at the top (these are also found in the Teaching Resources-Lesson Plans section).