Future City, a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future, has just announced the 2019/2020 competition challenge! This year’s special challenge — to choose a threat to the city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
The announcement of this year’s Future City challenge coincides with the opening of 2019/2020 registration. Schools, non-profits, and homeschools are all eligible to register. Teachers or adult volunteers who want to lead a team can go to the Future City Tennessee web site to complete the registration process. Curriculum and resources are provided free of charge.
After the leader registers, she or he can begin to enroll teams. Keeping the engineering design process and project management front and center, students work in teams to ask and answer an authentic, overarching, real-world question: How can we make the world a better place? They’ll develop a project plan, create a virtual city, write an essay, and build a model city to scale.
The semester-long program culminates in a competition, which takes place in January. Teams who want to compete must have at least three members.
LDA is proud to be a supporter of Future City Tennessee, where students learn to build stronger, happier communities!