The Case of the Missing Lung
Students were well into a PBL unit on ancient Egypt when a member of the medical team alarmingly shouted, "A lung is missing!" The said lung was to go into a canopic jar and accompany “King Cluck” and “Servant Steve” into the afterlife and my 70 students voted unanimously that they would not send them without it! After fruitless searches to grocery stores and markets, a frantic call came in: “Ms. R! My dog killed a bird! Shall I bring it to school?!” The next day, an emergency meeting was held and the students rejoiced at the fact there would be a donor lung! This is just one example of how PBL can engage, enlighten, and excite students to learn and be reminisced for life.