Project Based Learning
Lesson 2

2.1 Essential Question:
Put in writing the question that will engage the students

If managed properly, fire will always remain as your best friend, never your foe. Do you think it is possible? 

2.2 Grouping Strategy:

Describe the criteria that will be used to form students’ team and how this maps to the goals of the project.

NINE teams of FIVE students each were formed.
Initially, nine students with language proficiency were selected. The nine leaders were made to take lots of numbers 1-9. Then the rest of the class was made to tell numbers 1-9, according to the sequence in their seating arrangement. Groups were formed as per the numbers that they were called out. All the ONEs went to GROUP 1, TWOs to GROUP 2 and so on.
Once the Grouping was done, the Leaders took the lots once more, for choosing the topics that they had to work on.
One of the students was chosen as the Project Secretary. His role would be to coordinate the work between the Groups and the teacher.

Each Group comprises of students belonging to different gender, learning abilities and talents. Thus the groups can be considered to be heterogeneous.
The presence of varied abilities and skills within a single Group would help in sharing the views and dividing the work according to the ability. These interactions would help in bringing out the desired output with maximum perfection. Moreover, the inter-personal skills and communication skills will be enhanced.

2.3 Learning Environment:

Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.

The classroom will be the place which will be utilized to the maximum for compiling the work. The seating arrangement can be modified as per the need. The Library and the Computer Labs can be made use of for collecting data/information. At times the entire class can be brought out so that they can conveniently sit, discuss and go ahead with the documentation of the Project. Compiling of the data will initially be done in the Scrap BookA4 Sheets, which will later be documented in the Computer.

2.4 Assessment Approach:
                Describe the approach for:

2.41Authentic Assessment:

The authentic tasks for assessment will include:
·         Providing and compiling data based on the topic given
·         Conducting a survey based on the Questionnaire given
·         Interacting with the Fire Station Officer
·         Spreading awareness of Fire Safety through posters and slogans
·         Interviewing a fire accident victim
·         Group discussions within the respective Groups
·         Interviewing a doctor who treats burns
2.42 Formative Assessment:

The work done by the different Groups will be closely monitored. The Group Leaders and the Project Secretary will update the day-to-day progress and doubts/ clarifications, if any, will be cleared then and there. The editing of the written work will also be done simultaneously so that errors do not creep in. The questionnaire for the survey will be provided. In short, any kind of guidance and support will be extended for the smooth and successful completion of the Project.

2.43 Summative Assessment:

Assessment will be conducted based on
·         The presentations made on the different topics
·         The reports of the survey
·         The Posters and the slogans made

2.44 Rubrics:

·         Presentations- Content, Presentation, Accuracy
·         Survey- Authenticity, Interpretation, Report Writing

2.45 Gradings:

Separate grades for individual contribution and overall grade for the Group Presentation

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