According to the Buck Institute for Education a project is meaningful when it fulfills two criteria. The students “must perceive it as personally meaningful, as a task that matters…and a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose.” This PDF provides 8 essential components to create meaningful projects. Each is explained using an example of a project with suggestions on how to make the project more robust.

* Significant Content

* A Need to Know

* A Driving Question

* Student Voice and Choice

* 21st Century Skills

* Inquiry and Innovation

* Feedback and Revision

* Publicly Presented Project

Via Beth Dichter