Project Based Learning

  • Welcome to Project Based Learning!

    Mrs. Evangelista                   HFIS phone- (845) 446-4761

    The opportunities for this class are endless! Together we will explore the research process and create meaningful projects based on individual interests. This class will provide step-by-step instruction and guidance, independent practice, and ultimately the creation of a final product.


    All Highland Falls Intermediate School and District rules apply in this classroom.

    (Code of Conduct can be found on the district web site)

    • Respect- As your teacher I will treat each student with respect. I expect all students to conduct themselves with dignity, honesty, and integrity. Students will display respect for your teacher, yourself, and classmates.

    Respect is my #1 Rule and when followed correctly no others are necessary.

    Classroom Expectations

    Students need to be:

    • In their assigned seat at the bell

    • Be prepared and ready to work

    • Write down the homework assignment each day

    • Promptly begin the opening assignment

    • Conduct oneself appropriately throughout the class period

    • Follow all classroom and school rules

    Students will be Ready to Learn. I will be Ready to Teach.


    Projects and Assessments-50%

    Classwork- 35%

    Homework- 10%

    Academic Behavior (effort and behavior)- 5%

    • Projects/Assessments- Rubrics will be provided to students. Rubrics are requirements not suggestions. Final projects will be due on the date assigned. Late projects will be accepted only for legal school absences or after consultation with the teacher.

    • Classwork- Individual and Group Work assigned during class will be assessed and graded.

    • Class Participation- Active participation makes history come alive. Students will receive credit for answering questions, staying on task during independent and group work opportunities, taking daily notes, and chronicling class assignments. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior will negatively impact this grade. Effort and enthusiasm will be rewarded!!


    This class supports the one binder system. A social studies section should be maintained in the binder with filler paper and pencils available for classroom use. Students should have a social studies folder to help organize papers.

    We are a GOOGLE CLASSROOM! Our Google Classroom site will serve as a communication tool that allows students and parents to navigate assignments and classroom activities.

    • Google Classroom- Students have successfully created online accounts that are ready to access at home. Find assignments, worksheets, projects, and due date information all in one place. A great way to help your student at home!

    • Remind!- Please sign up for Remind updates for additional classroom communication. Due dates, photos, updates, and more!

    • NEWSELA- Students now have an active online account to help locate current events at appropriate reading levels. This is an excellent resource for school and at home.

    Please check the Google Classroom site regularly to view assignments and activities and to see where our journey is taking us- it will be an adventure.

    Communication is the cornerstone of a successful classroom.

    Please contact me at any time with any questions or concerns you may have.