Grade 6 girls used reading assignment to create their own restaurants
Based on the English Language Arts module on Rule to Live By, another amazing PBL experience took place with our 6th grade girls Masha Allah. In the main text of the module, the main character struggles with nutrition and finding food. The PBL connected what they’ve learned in ELA, Math, Science, Islamic Studies, and Arabic, focused on food from the setting of the novel in the 1930s. Students created a menu for the main character - Buddy, designed the menu, discussed the nutritional value, and cooked the food.
To connect to their Science unit on Body Systems, the students described the parts and process of the digestive system and how it is effected by various meals on the menu. They also used their math skills to come up with the perfect balance of nutritional macros (Proteins, Carbs & Fats) in their menu. They also connected Arabic & Islamic Studies by including Arabic versions of the menus and a section on the manners of eating in Islam and supplication for eating and drinking. This cumulating project was truly inspiring and informative for those in attendance.