Here are a list of some great middle school PBL project ideas:
5-8th Grade Project from SEAMAAC at Jackson School
DQ: How can we use music to motivate students to stay in school?
CP: Youth create the lyrics, music, and arrangement to an original song. Youth perform and record the song to a CD.
5-8th Grade Project from Diversified at Vare Middle School
DQ: How can we allocate state resources to improve safety in our community?
CP: Youth create a newsletter that compiles the information they gathered through research and interviews. Youth begin a community letter writing campaign lobbying for additional funds.
6-8th Grade Project from Methodist at Frankford
DQ: How can we turn trash into cash?
CP: Students will host a craft show to sell arts and crafts made of recucled trash and found objects.
6-8th Grade Project from Caring People Alliance at R.W. Brown Community Center
DQ: What does an equitable city look like?
CP: Students will digitally design a map of a city that is centered on social justice.