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WATCH: Elementary Students in India Share Their Spectacular Projects

Updated: Jan 11

Project-based learning is taking the world by storm.

More schools than ever are investing in PBL to teach key 21st-Century employability skills and promote social and emotional learning. A recent influx in research also suggests PBL boosts achievement across demographics, leveling the playing field for underserved populations.

In early 2021, India's government signed a $500 million agreement with the World Bank to strengthen India's education system and "equip children with the skills required to compete for the jobs of the future."

Later that year, we witnessed the power of PBL in India firsthand during our initial pilot program with Bloom Public School in New Delhi—which led to some truly phenomenal projects at the high school level.

Now, we're proud to share a second round of impressive projects, this time produced by Bloom Public School's elementary students. See screenshots and watch students proudly present their work below!

1. Animal Nation

In this project, students select and explore every aspect of an animal—such as its habitat, diet, and appearance—culminating in the creation of  an animal report that assesses and addresses its needs. This project adapted from the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a statewide Gifted and Talented (GT) enhancement curriculum, is available to all in the Project Catalog.

Who Is the Deer?

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Who Is the Wolf?

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All About Giraffes

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2. How to Promote Healthy Eating

Students adapted this project from a broad brainstorming template to take a deep dive into the elements of a healthy sustainable diet. Each student created three tabs analyzing the components of a balanced diet, comparing and contrasting the nutritional value of different foods, and designing their own Healthy Plate based on their findings.

What Are Components of a Balanced Diet?

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What Are Components of a Balanced Diet?

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Brainstorming and Mindmapping Session

3. Everybody on the Move

Another project in the Catalog adapted from TPSP, Everybody on the Move combines the math of movement with its implications on health to educate students on the importance and benefits of exercise. After running their calculations, students design an intervention plan to increase physical activity in their community based on survey results.

Fill the Bucket Relay Race

The Math of Movement

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Dice and Run Intervention

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4. What Can We Learn from Two Folktales?

Students completing this project compared and contrasted the themes, characters, and plots of two famous folktales, relating each to their own personal experiences in a thorough literacy analysis of the genre.

What Is a Folktale?

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The Story Plot