Project Based Learning: 2nd Graders Learn about Empathy and Immigration in Music Class
In the spring, the 2nd graders accomplished numerous national music standards along with successfully completing a project-based learning project with 2nd grade social studies. The essential question was “What was it like to immigrate to America as a child?” In music class, we answered that by studying the life of the Von Trapp family, the music from the movie The Sound of Music, and how the movie varies greatly from their actual life events.
The movie above shows a culmination of the project.
We presented this at our festival in May.