Passion Project Unit | Genius Hour | Project Based Learning | PBL | Homework

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This PROJECT-BASED LEARNING UNIT is consistently my ❤️MOST BELOVED activity of the year. Taking STUDENT ENGAGEMENT and MOTIVATION to another level. PASSION PROJECTS can be done as HOMEWORK or a GENIUS HOUR classroom program to learn about things that excite your students.

This unit allows students to develop a GROWTH MINDSET as they face challenges and successes to reflect upon as learning experiences.

EVERYTHING you need to run an incredible 8-12 week learning experience is included in this 116-PAGE unit.

⭐ Detailed instructions and examples for teachers and students.

⭐ Editable letters to parents to provide context and guidance.

⭐ Timelines and independent learning journals.

⭐ Teaching resources and Assessment tools.

⭐ Graphic Organizers and thinking tools for creativity and problem-solving.

⭐ (Much more, and EVERYTHING IS EDITABLE.)

❤️PARENTS love this! ❤️ STUDENTS love this! ❤️YOU will love this.


1.) Students select a new task or skill they want to learn about. Some examples of past choices include dressmaking, creating a video game, learning an instrument, cooking a 3-course meal for their family, and building a cubby house.

2.) Students research and complete the task within a specified time frame.

3.) As they progress, they keep an online diary of their learning journey, outlining their successes and failures.

4.) When they have sufficiently learned their new skill, students then teach it to family members or friends to show them what they have learned.

5.) After the project, students put together a presentation outlining their learning journey. This includes videos, photos, and feedback from family members and friends. They will also assess each other following a peer assessment rubric.

While this makes a great introduction to project management, time management, and presentation skills, students will learn much more from this. This project teaches grit, builds confidence, and encourages students to learn from and push through failure instead of fearing it. Indeed, success and failure are unimportant in this task. The value lies in recording and learning from their successes and failures while sharing that knowledge.

I guarantee this will be one of the most rewarding teaching and learning opportunities for you and your students and one you can use for years.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Allyson S… Says… “This was a great resource to use with my high school students who have mild cognitive disabilities in our English course! It was a perfect introduction to public speaking/presenting in class, and they loved talking about their own high-interest topics.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Abigail L. says, “Extremely satisfied – A Great resource to help me start passion projects with my gifted class. Nicely organized and broken down into manageable steps. I was able to use it with in-person and virtual students.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tara C. says, “I love how this is completely broken down for my students and me as they navigate their way through their passion projects!”

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Grade Levels:

Grade 1 & 2  /  3rd Grade4th Grade  /  5th Grade  /  6th  Grade / 7th Grade / 8th Grade / 9th Grade10th GradeSenior Highschool / Suitable for Homeschooling / Not Grade Specific

Subject Areas:

Critical & Creative Thinking  /  English (ELA)  /  MathematicsReading  /  STEM & Digital TechnologiesWriting

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Is this Resource Editable?

Yes, elements of this resource are editable, and you can customize it to meet your students’ needs.

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