Designing interdisciplinary curriculum in middle, junior high, and high schools

by Richard E. Maurer

Publisher: Allyn and Bacon in Boston

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StatementRichard E. Maurer.
LC ClassificationsLB1628.5 .M38 1994
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Paginationxiii, 257 p. :
Number of Pages257
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Open LibraryOL1393557M
ISBN 10020514117X
LC Control Number93000723

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The third chapter describes the role of teachers working as teams. Section 2 contains 23 examples of successful interdisciplinary curricula that can be used in middle or junior high schools, and section 3 presents 19 interdisciplinary curricula at the high-school level.

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You can use this proven, evidence-based curriculum to teach students about nutrition and physical activity while helping them build skills and competencies in language arts, math, science, social studies, and Cited by:   Interdisciplinary Curricula in Middle and High School Classrooms: Case Studies of Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction Arthur N.

Applebee, Mary Adler, and Sheila Flihan American Educational Research Journal 4, Cited by: Interdisciplinary Curriculum (11) A school’s goals should be simple: that each student master a limited number of essential skills and areas of knowledge.

While these skills and areas will, to varying degrees, reflect the traditional academic disciplines, the program’s design should be shaped by the intellectual and imaginative powers and.

The middle school concept was devised to counteract the tendency of junior high school programs to mimic those of the Designing interdisciplinary curriculum in middle school at the expense of junior high the developmental needs of students who are in the process of physical maturation.

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school design for Boyertown Area School District as it transitions from a junior high school model to a middle school model, serving students in Grades 6 through 8. Middle School Curriculum reviews best practices in middle school curriculum design and deployment.

Topics covered include appropriate curricular interdisciplinary. Junior high example, when teachers integrated service learning into the curriculum in a Springfield, Massachusetts, high school, the dropout rate dropped from 12 percent to 1 percent, the number of students going to college increased by 22 percent, and those achieving a grade point average of or higher increased from 12 percent to 40 percent.

Interdisciplinary project ideas from the Igniting the Fire toolkit for project learning in after-school programs, provided by the American Federation of Teachers Amazing Alaskan Animals—This project immerses elementary students in a study of Alaska’s animals in their environment.

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Later, module tests verify their achievement in the content areas. In the following elementary, middle, and high school level interdisciplinary units, three different educators incorporate the essential components of interdisciplinary design while presenting.

Design an interdisciplinary unit to integrate students, subjects, strategies and societies. Use technology to design/enhance the development of interdisciplinary curriculum. Analyze and evaluate the exploratory curriculum that enhances the core academic program in a middle school.

4. Design Challenges. Solving problems is at the root of creativity. Utilizing design challenges is an apparent way to show students how different solutions can be used to solve one problem.

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Roberts, Decem ). Junior School teachers often choose to deliver content and meet curricular objectives through interdisciplinary units.

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Adult. Teacher Aids. Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations. Site Design Dionne Katinas. Learn about degree programs in interdisciplinary studies, which are typically designed to accommodate students with varied areas of interest.

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As such, this report provides Rockwood School District with a review of scholarly literature on middle school design and. Fostering interdisciplinary learning in biology will require significant changes in the way we teach science to K–12 students.

The perspective on interdisciplinary biology teaching and learning in this essay is based on my experiences as a former research cell biologist, high school science teacher, and developer of secondary science curricula and teacher professional development programs.

Research shows that the introduction of STEM principles and ideas must begin in elementary school followed by a strong middle school focus so that kids can make the right choices for coursework in high school and college.

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A recent study of 15, Maine eighth graders showed that schools using the middle school interdisciplinary approach outscored their junior high school peers enrolled in. Nancy M. Doda began her career in as a middle school Language Arts teacher in Florida. While teaching and earning her Masters and Ph.D.

in Curriculum and Instruction, she conducted workshops on middle school theory and practice and was a columnist for the Middle School Journal. World history or global history as a field of historical study examines history from a global perspective. It emerged centuries ago; leading practitioners have included Voltaire (), Hegel (), Karl Marx () and Arnold J.

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These documents advocated a new interdisciplinary vision for American schools at both the middle and high school level. The currently dominant subject-oriented approach to the curriculum leads to students skimming across the surface of a vast curriculum, leaving insufficient time to gain deep significant understandings,’ noted the NASSP.

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For the vast majority of students, the first hands-on encounter with design and engineering comes in a university classroom.

Shelley Goldman thinks that's about six years too late. Goldman, a professor (teaching) in the Graduate School of Education, sees her research into design concepts for middle-school students as a race against time, alienation and diminishing chances.Hopkins Public Schools has integrated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into its elementary, junior high, and high school core curriculum.

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