This video is a powerful synopsis of a 12 week project which took place in 4th grade at Blankenburg Elementary School in West Philadelphia. Students working in small cooperative groups envisioned, then built models of their lunchroom as a state of the art, high performance, sustainably designed eating area. Architects from SchraderGroup came into the classroom once a week for 12 weeks to work with the students. Take a look... It is our firm belief that Project Based Service Learning (PBSL) is the most effective pedagogy to effectively educate ALL students regardless of demographic and that connecting school design directly to students, teachers, and curriculum is the gold standard of the PBSL methodology. This project was the first of a multi-year project cycle. In the second project, working with the critical support of Community Partner, NetworkArts, students re-imagined Philadelphia as a "green" city, then they designed and installed a 30 foot long tile mosaic depicting what they learned. The mosaic, installed in one of the school's hallways is a work of art and a living curriculum guide about sustainability. The final project in the cycle culminated in the students from this school having a personal audience with Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. This is the first of many video documentaries that will depict real students doing real projects in and out of real classrooms.