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Life Is Full of Projects

You have probably participated in or led plenty of projects, big and small. For example, have you ever done any of these:

  • Organized a block party or neighborhood watch?
  • Planned a wedding or family reunion?
  • Built a bookshelf?
  • Started a garden?
  • Created a painting or sculpture?
  • Planned a food drive?
  • Campaigned for a candidate?
  • Brought together neighbors to collaborate for a safe, drug-free community?

Pick a project you remember vividly. Check off what it asked of you and how you felt when it was finished.

My project required me to ...

  • Learn something new
  • Work with others
  • Locate resources
  • Be creative
  • Work within a budget
  • Ask questions
  • Overcome frustrations
  • Be persistent
  • And that's not all! (What else?)

When I was done, I felt ...

  • Proud of my accomplishment
  • Eager to show off my effort
  • Eager to learn more
  • Less than satisfied (Why?)
  • Ready to dive into another project
  • Wiser from the experience
  • And that's not all! (What else?)

Reflect on this:

Record your responses to this exercise in My Notebook. Your notes will come in handy when it comes time for you to ask your students the same questions!

My Notebook

Project-Based Learning

The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!

Glossary

Project-Based Learning