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The One and Only Ivan Global PBL Project
Project Coordinators – Heidi Hutchison - @HeidiHutchison and John Scott - @jscottlibrarian and @andy_hanes

**This project is now over. Please feel free to use it and do it again next year! We are uploading our collaborative book to iTunes and all proceeds look like they may be donated to WWF but we are still in the process of deciding. I will be updating this page soon with a link to our book.

Please visit :

http://theoneandonlyivanglobalpbl.wikispaces.com/ to see the incredibly creative work of each of the participating classes. There are over 250 pages in our book. Our students and teachers have learned more than we could have ever dreamed! I HIGHLY recommend creating collaborative pbl's together. SO, so rewarding! --Heidi Hutchison, 5th grade teacher, Friends School of Baltimore)

Project Goals:
Students will read the book, __The One and Only Ivan__by Katherine Applegate.
Students will engage in self directed learning by researching the question, “Do we have the right to capture and cage animals?”
Students will engage in a project that employs and builds their empathetic skills.
Students will collaborate and communicate with each other, and with students from cultures around the world.
Students will create one book together by answering the question, “Do we have the right to capture and cage animals?
Students will decide as a global community which wildlife organization they will donate all proceeds made by the sale of the book.

Duration: October 2013 through March 2014. (All additions to our book must be submitted by March 2014.)

Targeted Grade Levels/Age Groups:Ages 8 and up.

How This Project Works:
This project is an attempt to complete a global project based learning project. All students will read the book, __The One and Only Ivan__ and also answer the driving question: Do we have the right to capture and cage animals? Teachers have the choice to present and complete the rest of the project as they see fit but will be provided with all resources in order to facilitate it.
The “__8 Essentials of PBL__” presented by Bucks Institute of Education will be utilized by the facilitating teacher, Heidi Hutchison, and serve as resources for those who want to use them.

Participants may teach this project as they see fit as long as:
1. The driving question, “Do we have the right to capture and cage animals?” is used while reading the book, The One and Only Ivan
2. The class contributes to our collaborative book in some way.
3. They take part in helping to decide which charity money made by the book goes to.

How to Join:
1. Please add your information to our__Google Doc__ so that we may collaborate and communicate.
2. Please be open, honest, patient and kind in communicating and collaborating in order to make this project as successful as it can be!
3. Request Membership to this project.

Project Resources:

I began The One and Only Ivan by listening to Katherine Applegate talk about the book and also by showing the book trailer. We are currently as of 10/1/13, still reading the book. I am torn whether to finish reading the book and then continue researching the driving question ("Do we have the right to capture and cage animals?") or to read a little, and then research a little. I would love to hear any thoughts, so please feel free to email me!

Engagement Letter: This letter is the first thing I gave students to start the project.

My Classes List of "Need to Know Questions": Ask your own class what they need to know first in order to answer the driving question.

Note-taking Sheet for research: Students chose what question they wanted to find out more about and then used the sheet to record notes.

MentorMob list of Animal Resources Besides books, students can use this MentorMob list of animal resources to find out more!

National Geographic: Joel Sartore: Capturing Endangered Species

Baby Elephant Smuggling Exposed


(Make a Google Doc to list your progress if you want!)

Friends School Update Page : Where we are as of 10/31/13! More resources listed as well-check it out!

For further information
Direct Message __@HeidiHutchison__ or or email me directly at: __hhutchison@friendsbalt.org__

Please also visit: __http://app.fluency21.com/unit-plans/8046-do-we-have-the-right/main-details__