Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Browning Neddeau


Project-Based Learning (PjBL) is a pedagogical approach which; as a result, enriched students’ learning experience and knowledge, as well as generated a more meaningful education beyond the traditional classroom setting through project performance. Participants for the Capstone Project encompassed 23 first-grade students in a public elementary school located in one of central California’s urban cities. The motive behind this project was to demonstrate PjBL as an effective learning mechanism in an English Language Arts classroom, through a theatrical production from the students. PjBL accomplished reaching more students through its alternative learning practice. Students exhibited improvement in other areas, in addition to their academics.

Considering the importance of 21st-century skills needed in today’s modern world, the researcher could incorporate creative teaching methods in order to equip students as prevalently suitable for life outside academic walls, as well as student achievement within them.