Journey to Excellence

Problem-Based Instruction Suggestions


Social Studies


  • Create a proposal for a 4-day field trip.
  • Write a column for a newspaper that examines the role of a schedule in helping students manage time.
  • Why is it difficult for students to transfer knowledge learned in English class to other disciplines?
  • How might one improve relations between the police and the community?
  • Why is it important for meteorologists to track El Niņo and El Niņa?
  • What are the different ways of reducing family spending?
  • What amounts of lead are contained in the drinking fountains at school?
  • Why would the public health department need to track STDs?
  • What kind of protozoans might be found in a creek near campus?



  • Create a budget for a mission trip.
  • What is the cost of running a school vehicle?
  • What would be the cost of renovating the music room?
  • Which version of the Bible is the most widely used in your city churches? Why?
  • How many teenagers are found outside their Sabbath School classes? Why? (Follow up with a letter to the pastor and the church board.)
  • How many students in the school understand the concept of salvation by grace as opposed to salvation by works?

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