Train Ride to the North Pole PBL | Christmas Project Based Learning | 3rd-5th Grade


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Train Ride to the North Pole PBL | Christmas Project Based Learning | 3rd-5th Grade


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In this fun Christmas or winter project-based learning (PBL) activity for 3rd-5th grades, your students will use key standards in a real-life scenario as they plan their dream trip to the North Pole! This project accompanies the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. You will need a copy of this book to complete step 1 in this project.

Looking for a similar project that doesn’t mention holidays? Try my Winter Train Ride project.

This is an awesome and engaging winter project that covers reading, writing, and math skills for a variety of grade levels. Differentiation is included!

Driving Question: How can I plan an enjoyable winter train ride to the North Pole for my family that stays within my travel budget?

⭐️ Digital version included!

This is the perfect winter or Christmas project because you can review standards you’ve previously taught while keeping your students engaged and excited.

Banish worksheets and get your students excited about real life learning! This 6-Day project covers the following skills:

  • Research Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Creative Narrative Writing
  • Decimal (or whole number) Operations
  • Critical Thinking


Rubric & Sample Answers Included.

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