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Guide to Contextual Learning Projects

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Environmental literacy
Media literacy
Health literacy
Economic literacy
Civic literacy
Computer Technology
Data Analysis
Writing Skills
Creative and Critical Thinking

Appendix 1: Spotlight on 21st Century Literacies and Project Skills

The following pages provide a look at some common areas of focus for contextual learning projects, including “literacies” such as environmental literacy or media literacy and some essential skills such as creative and critical thinking, writing and data analysis. Project examples are provided for each skill area, including classroom, community and workplace experiences.

Selected “Student Worksheets” are also included, with reflective questions about some of the skill areas. For more student worksheets and reflective questions, more projects, and additional instructional ideas, visit the Contextual Learning Portal.